You know how sometimes you just can’t decide between two recipes….
Just make them both… in one!
Ok, so I was in the mood for Onion Soup, that’s how it all started.
But then I had a pound of Beef in the fridge that I had to use up, I was going to make meatballs which I love at any given moment or even just to have in the freezer, but this Onion Soup kept gnawing at my brain. Then it hit me, why not just put the two together?
Seriously, the best thing that happened to meatballs, drowning in caramelized golden onion sauce, topped with aged cheese and grilled to perfection.
ooooooh my oh my…
I just remembered that when we first went to Spain on a holiday , I must have been around seven or eight, we used to eat out all the time and my parent became friends with the owners of our favourite restaurant. I somehow made it into the kitchen because I wanted to help (no surprise there).
When I think about it now, I’m surprised I was allowed. My parents must have been really good costumers.
The lady in the kitchen, Anne, was french and taught me how to slice onions and told me that if I didn’t want to cry I had to put the onion peel on my head the whole time. So I did.
I believed her of course, and kept doing this until I was at least sixteen, seriously, what was I thinking???
Grilled Cheese Meatballs in Onion Sauce
Gluten free option
Ref. sugar free
Cheddar , gouda, Asiago, fontina, Gruyère, Havarti, Monterey Jack are all great cheeses for melting and grilling. Make sure they are at room temerature before hand to get the best result.
Pre heat the oven to 220° C / 425° F
For the meatballs, place all the ingredients in a large bowl and mix with your hands. Don’t overmix. Form 8 meatballs.
Put them in a oiled oven dish and place in the middle of the oven. Bake for about 17 minutes. I use a cast iron skillet but a baking dish is fine too.
Meanwhile heat a large frying pan and glaze the onions on medium low heat in the two tablespoons of olive oil, add a pinch of salt. Partially cover and let cook for about 20 minutes. Stirring now and again. After the 20 minutes add one tablespoon of coconut sugar and stir around until in begins to caramelize and gets a deep golden color.
Add the two tablespoons of flour and again stir until this too gets a golden color.
Gently add the beef stock and stir to completely combine. Let simmer for 10 minutes.
When the meatballs are cooked take them out of the oven and carefully pour over all the onion sauce.
Set the oven to grilling.
Cover the meatballs and onions with the grated cheese and place back in to oven. Grill for about 5 – 7 minutes until golden brown and bubbling.
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Not quite what you’re looking for? How about Rustic Chicken meatball, Beans and Tomato Stew with Courgette or maybe a Moroccan Meatballs with Quinoa