Well, since my mom has bugging me like crazy for this recipe, I thought I better knock it out and get it to you my readers!  A couple weeks ago we had a family reunion on a Saturday at noon.  Friday night I was at my moms for supper and game night.  I hadn’t gotten groceries and I hadn’t even planned what I was going to take!  I happened to say to my mom, “I’m thinking some sort of meatballs because I know I have a lot of ground beef”.  She was happy and looking forward to it, so I had to stick to my word of course!

Since 3 of us would be attending the reunion, I knew I wanted to take more than one dish of food!  (Pet peeve of mine is going to a reunion or banquet potluck of some sort and a family of 6 shows up with 2 bags of chips!  REALLY?!  But, I digress…) So, I mixed up a batch of what we call Steve’s corn (and T’s favorite side dish minus the green peppers because I didn’t have any), but was also featured over a year ago by sweet Amy!  And then, I whipped up a batch of these meatballs (completely on the fly, completely using what I had in the cupboards).  To say they were a hit at the reunion would be an understatement.  Of course, hurrying as I was, no pictures were taken that day, so I had to remake them and made T “suffer” through eating them on noodles! They were a hit again!  So, without further ado (because I’m pretty sure my mom just skipped reading the entire story and scrolled down to the recipe), French Onion Meatballs!

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French Onion Meatballs
Cuisine: American
Savory meatballs in a rich sauce!
  • 1lb. ground beef
  • 1lb. ground pork
  • ¾ cup bread crumbs
  • 2 eggs
  • ⅔ cup milk
  • 1 packet dry onion soup mix
  • 1 can Campbells French Onion Condensed Soup
  • 1 packet Southeastern Mills Classic Brown Gravy Mix
  1. Begin by thoroughly combining all ingredients except for the last 2.
  2. Form into meatballs of your size. Mine were about 1-1½ inch in diameter.
  3. In a hot pan pour about 1T olive oil and place your meatballs in the pan to get a good "brown" or sear on them. Roll over to all sides if possible.
  4. Remove the meatballs from the stove top.
  5. In a sauce pan, make the gravy according to the directions on the package and then whisk in the can of French Onion Soup.
  6. Heat to bubbling.
  7. Transfer the meatballs from the fry pan to a baking dish or crock pot. Then, pour the gravy over all.
  8. If cooking in the oven, bake for at least 20 minutes at 350 uncovered. If cooking in a crock-pot or slow-cooker, cook for at least an hour and a half on medium heat.
  9. Serve over noodles, mashed potatoes, or rice.

The creation of French Onion Meatballs
The creation of French Onion Meatballs

A couple of notes from the cook regarding these meatballs!

  •  I throw my packet of dry onion soup mix into my bullet and grind it up to a powder before putting it in my meat.  This avoids having large pieces of dried onions and not having it evenly dispersed.
  • This makes quite a few meatballs (at least 24, if I remember correctly).  I fried them all up and then placed 1/2 – 2/3 of them in a container to put in the freezer.  The remaining was still more than enough for T and I!
  • While you can bake these in the oven, I think they are better slow-cooked.

Well, there you have it!  French Onion Meatballs.  Give them a try and let me know what you think!

French Onion Meatballs
French Onion Meatballs

Cooking Tip: Typically I will throw 2-3 packets of dry onion soup mix in my bullet, at a time, and grind to a powder, and then place in a Tupperware container for future use.  Then, if I want to use it to season something, I can just throw the desired amount in my recipe instead of using an entire packet (which can be over powering at times!)

12 comments on “French Onion Meatballs”

  1. I think these sound delicious Katy! I’ll have to try these soon. How do you think they’d work served on a kaiser roll as a tractor friendly sandwich? As you know, any meal I make has to be tractor friendly at least for another week or so 🙂 Thanks for linking up this month to the Country Fair Blog Party!

  2. These look fantastic! I love onion soup mix for seasoning and this recipe gives me another reason to use it.
    Visiting from the Country Fair Blog Party

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