This Crock Pot White Bean French Onion Soup- didn't use fresh thyme and it was fine- used parm and asiago cheese, and roasted garlic french bread toasted and broken into pieces on top. And extremely filling.
French Onion Soup with Beef and Barley by Cooking Light. This French onion soup is chock-full of fiber-rich barley for a tasty variation on the classic. You can omit the sherry or replace it with white wine if you wish.