French Onion Gouda Stuffed Meatballs

  • Author: Eric Jones
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 12 1x


The flavors of French onion soup and smoked Gouda cheese are combined to make the perfect French Onion Gouda Stuffed Meatballs.



For the meatballs:

  • 11/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 Large Organic Egg
  • 1 cup Grated Queso Cotija Cheese
  • 1 tbsp Rosemary Leaves
  • 2 tbsp Oregano Leaves
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Ground Thyme
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Himalayan Salt
  • 8 oz. Smoked Gouda Cheese Block

For the French onion au jus:

  • 1 White Onion
  • 2 cups Beef Stock
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1/4 cup Cooking Wine
  • 2 tsp Corn Starch
  • 4 tsp Minced Garlic
  • 1/2 tsp Ground Ginger
  • 1/4 cup Cream of Mushroom

For covering the meatballs:

  • 1 cup Gouda Cheese Shredded Cheese
  • 1 cup Monterey Jack Shredded Cheese


  1. Begin by chopping your onions. Place to the side.
  2. Place your ground beef into a large bowl. Add egg, grated Cotija cheese, rosemary, oregano, garlic powder, thyme, black pepper and salt to bowl. Blend together using hands. 
  3. Cut your Smoked Gouda cheese block into cubes. Stuff one piece inside meat, enclose and form into meatballs. 
  4. In a small bowl, add beef stock, Worcestershire sauce, wine, corn starch, minced garlic, ground ginger and whisk together. 
  5. Pre-heat your cast iron skillet to medium/high heat and brown your meatballs for 2 to 3 minutes each side. Remove from heat. 
  6. Add your chopped onions to the hot cast iron and cook until translucent. Add your beef stock mixture and cook until it begins to bubble. Add your cream of mushroom. Stir until blended then add your meatballs to the pan covering with sauce. Cover with shredded cheeses. 
  7. Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees and cook for another 7 to 10 minutes until cheese it melted.


The recipe makes a total of 12 meatballs — 6 in each mini cast iron skillet.

  • Category: Comfort Food
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: American


  • Calories: 652
  • Sodium: 917mg
  • Saturated Fat: 20.2g
  • Carbohydrates: 5.7g
  • Protein: 68g
  • Cholesterol: 269mg

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