onion & cheese meatballs


The source recipe for this one is slightly more elaborate than the Cheesy Meatballs recipe. It puts French Onion Soup inside the meatballs. Since I am a great fan of French onion soup, I thought this was worth trying. I failed. I had trouble fitting the onions inside the meatballs. The meatballs kept leaking and breaking up.

To get around that problem, I simplified the recipe a bit. I rolled the meatballs without the onions—you can still put the cheese inside—and pan-fried them. I then added the caramelized onions and topped it off with a cheese layer before it went in the oven. If you prepare it my way, the onions will be on top and inside the meatballs instead of only inside them. It's a bit less fancy, but it has all the same ingredients and it tastes the same, which means delicious. See A very Cheesy Cheeseburger with Onions

I did borrow the source website pictures for this page because they managed to make them look so nice.


This is what you need for 4 servings:

  • your favorite meatball mix
    or use sausage meat instead
    or use this mixture:
    • 1 lb. ground beef
    • 1 cup bread crumbs
    • 2 eggs
    • 2 tbsp. dry parsley flakes
    • ¼ cup parmesan cheese
    • 1 tbsp. soy/Worcestershire sauce
    • S&P
  • olive oil
  • 3 onions, halved, thinly sliced
  • 2-3 Mozzarella string cheese sticks
  • 1-2 cups mild melting cheese
    e.g. Mozzarella, Chihuahua, asadero ...
  • 1 cup beef stock
    or 1 cup water with beef bouillon
  • 2 tbsp. flour
  • 1 tbsp. dry parsley flakes
  • ½ tsp. dried thyme
  • S&P
Pic1: onion & cheese meatballs


Pic2: ready to be served
Pic3: serving
Pic4: you have been served