French Onion Meatballs
¼ Teaspoon Oregano
3 Tablespoon Water
1 Cup Panko Bread Crumbs
1.5 Pounds 80% Lean Ground Beef
2 (1.4 Ounce) Package Dry French Onion Soup Mix, Divided
2 Cups Chicken Broth, Divided
1 Tablespoon Heavy Whipping Cream
½ Cup Grated Gruyere Cheese
Step 1 Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Set a wire rack in a rimmed baking sheet.
Step 2 Combine egg, oregano, and 1 tablespoon water in a bowl and beat to combine. Add in panko and ground beef. Sprinkle 1/2 of the French onion mix on top and mix until thoroughly combined. Shape mixture into meatballs. Place meatballs on the prepared baking sheet.
Step 3 Bake in the preheated oven until meatballs are cooked through, about 20 minutes.
Step 4 Meanwhile, add remaining French onion mix to a saucepan over medium heat. Whisk in 1/4 cup broth until well combined. Allow to thicken. Whisk in another 1/4 cup broth and allow to thicken. Repeat 2 more times until water is used up. Mix in cream and Gruyere cheese, stirring until cheese is melted. Serve cheese sauce with meatballs over rice. Serves 6