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One skillet French Onion Cheese Stuffed Meatballs are the perfect alternative to soup! Meatballs stuffed with Swiss cheese and smothered in perfectly caramelized onion and red wine gravy.

French Onion Cheese Stuffed Meatballs

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Yield 4-5 servings

One skillet French Onion Cheese Stuffed Meatballs are the perfect alternative to soup! Meatballs stuffed with Swiss cheese and smothered in perfectly caramelized onion and red wine gravy.

Ingredients

Meatballs:

Gravy:

Finishing touches:

Instructions

  1. Add beef, breadcrumbs, egg, onion powder, parsley, salt, and pepper to a small bowl and stir together. Roll ground beef into 16 golf-size meatballs and stuff each with one cube of cheese; roll around in your hands to seal it up. If the meat becomes warm, the meatballs won't hold together as nicely. If that happens, cover the meatballs and place in the refrigerator (or briefly in the freezer) to cool down before frying.
  2. Heat a large oven-safe skillet (see notes for alternative) over medium heat with oil. Place meatballs in skillet, and cook for about 10 minutes, turning a few times until the meatballs are mostly cooked through; they will cook more in the gravy. Once done, transfer meatballs to a plate and cover to keep warm.
  3. Melt 2 tablespoons butter in skillet over medium heat. Add sliced onions and sugar and cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add white wine and cook for another 10 minutes until caramelized.
  4. Turn to medium-high heat, and melt 2 more tablespoons of butter in skillet with onions. Add flour and mix into onions; let cook for about 1 minute. Whisk in beef broth and bring to a boil to thicken the gravy, about 2 minutes. Stir in the red wine and salt.
  5. Reduce heat to medium. Return meatballs to skillet, and cover and cook for 10 minutes.
  6. Remove lid and sprinkle with parmesan, swiss, and provolone cheese. Set oven to low broil, and place skillet in oven on top rack. Broil for 3-5 minutes or until cheese is melted and slightly golden.
  7. Garnish with fresh thyme and serve warm over mashed potatoes or pasta!

Notes

If you don’t have an oven-safe skillet, use a large frying pan with tall sides. Before you cover the meatballs with cheese and broil in the oven (step 6), transfer meatballs and gravy to an oven-safe baking dish. Alternatively, you can skip broiling in the oven. Instead, add cheese over meatballs, cover with lid and cook an additional 5 minutes or so until cheese is melted. But, I highly recommend using the broiler because golden, crispy cheese is bomb.

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Recipe by Modern Farmhouse Eats at http://www.modernfarmhouseeats.com/french-onion-cheese-stuffed-meatballs/