Slow Cooker French Onion Meatballs

Slow Cooker French Onion Meatballs combine the savory flavors of classic French onion soup with tender, juicy meatballs in a comforting dish that’s perfect for easy weeknight dinners or as a crowd-pleasing appetizer. Here’s how to make them:


For the Meatballs:

  • 1 lb (450g) ground beef (or a mix of beef and pork)
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme

For the French Onion Sauce:

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 large onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1/2 cup red wine (optional, can substitute with additional beef broth)
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup grated Gruyère or Swiss cheese (for topping)
  • Fresh thyme or parsley for garnish (optional)


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