Slow Cooker French Onion Meatballs

Slow Cooker French Onion Meatballs combine the savory richness of French onion soup with the hearty, comforting appeal of tender meatballs, all simmered to perfection in a slow cooker. This dish is ideal for gatherings, potlucks, or a flavorful family dinner that requires minimal effort but delivers maximum taste. Here’s how to make it:


For the Meatballs:

  • 1 1/2 lbs (about 680g) ground beef
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

For the French Onion Sauce:

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 large onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon sugar (optional, to help with caramelization)
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup beef broth
  • 1/2 cup red wine (or additional beef broth as a substitute)
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves (or 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup shredded Gruyère cheese (optional, for topping)


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