French Onion Meatballs


When paired with quality convenience products, the intensely savory and satisfying flavors of French onion soup result in this easy and cozy winter meal.

French Onion Meatballs
Makes 4-6 Servings
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 cups (¼-inch-thick) sliced onions (about 2 large)
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups low-sodium beef broth
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 (20-ounce) package frozen beef meatballs, thawed
  • 1 cup shredded Gruyère cheese
  • 1 (24-ounce) container prepared mashed potatoes, heated according to package directions
  • Garnish: fresh thyme
  1. In a 12-inch cast-iron skillet or braiser, melt butter with olive oil over medium-low heat.
  2. Add onions and garlic; cook, stirring occasionally, until softened and lightly browned, about 25 minutes. Stir in flour; cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes. Stir in broth, thyme, salt, and pepper; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer until slightly thickened, about 10 minutes.
  3. Preheat oven to broil.
  4. Stir in meatballs; cover and cook for 5 minutes. Sprinkle cheese onto meatballs.
  5. Broil 6 inches from heat until cheese is melted and lightly browned, 3 to 5 minutes. Serve with mashed potatoes. Garnish with thyme, if desired.



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