These French onion meatballs are absolutely addictive! Tender meatballs slow cooked in a silky onion sauce, it’s delicious served over mashed potatoes or white rice. You will definitely impress with this dish!


For the meatballs:

  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper


For the Sauce:

  • 2 large yellow onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 sprig fresh rosemary or ½ teaspoon dry rosemary
  • 1¼ cups water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup red wine
  • 1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch mixed in ¼ cup water
  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the meatball ingredients until just mixed evenly; do not over mix.
  2. Heat up a wide pot on high heat and sauté the onions in the oil for 10 minutes until the onions become translucent.
  3. Deglaze the pot with the red wine. Once the wine simmers add in the rest of the sauce ingredients and bring to a boil.
  4. Once the sauce is boiling, shut the flame and nestle the meatballs in the sauce.
  5. Cover the pot and transfer to an oven set to 400 degrees. Cook for 1 hour.

Naomi Hazan is a self-taught chef based in New York. She’s been in love with food for as long as she can remember and credits that mostly to her strong Middle Eastern roots and family. Naomi started cooking at the age of 12 for family, holidays, and small get-togethers among her friends. Today, she caters for all types of affairs, from intimate sheva brachos to events for hundreds of people. Naomi always had a strong belief that good food is one of the best ways to bring people together - after all, some of the best times are shared over a great meal. Naomi can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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