Prep 25 mins
Cook 4 hrs
This is from the Oct. 5, 2004 Edition of Woman's World magazine.
- 4 slices white bread, finely chopped
- 2 lbs lean ground beef
- 4 egg yolks
- 4 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
- 2 tablespoons dried onion flakes
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon mustard powder
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1⁄2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 (10 1/2 ounce) can condensed French onion soup
- 1⁄4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1⁄4 cup sour cream
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- In bowl, combine bread with 1/2 cup water; let stand until absorbed (about 2 minutes).
- Stir in beef, yolks, 2 tablespoons parsley, onion, salt, mustard, ginger, garlic, and pepper.
- With wet hands roll heaping tablespoonfuls of meat mixture into balls, about 60.
- Place in crock pot.
- In bowl, mix together soup and flour; pour over meatballs.
- Cook on high until cooked through (about 4 hours); stir.
- Stir in sour cream and Worcestershire sauce.
- Serve sprinkled with remaining parsley.
Great recipe...I did do a few changes though. I added 1 cup of half and half to meatballs, and I baked them in a 400 degree oven for 30 minutes so my sauce would not get greasy...then I doubled sauce and put in crockpot on low for 5 hours (my crockpot is very hot)...turned out perfect...
This is an easy and solid recipe. The meatballs should definitely be browned in oil before being added to the crock pot, but otherwise I have no real complaints. However, having sampled both, I really prefer the sweet-and-sour style (especially the chili sauce and grape jelly version) to this french onion style.
OK I'll admit it...I tinker w/ recipes ALOT and this recipe was no different LOL so to be fair, I wont leave a star rating...Here's what I did: no bread on hand, used 1/2 c bread crumbs & 1/2 c oats...Used ground bison instead of beef...Used 2 whole eggs instead of the yolks called for...used 4 teaspoons dried parsley, had no fresh...chopped up a small onion instead of using dried flakes...skipped the salt, toned the dried mustard & ginger down to 1/2 tsp ea., used 1 tbsp. minced garlic instead of powdered...used lo-sodium beef broth & light sour cream...added the worcestershire to the meatball mixture rather than the sauce...the meatballs were VERY tender & Im inclined to agree that they may be better browned in advance, mebbe they wouldnt then absorb SO much of the sauce, bcause there wasnt much sauce left after cooking...then it didnt need as much time as called for, I had to switch it to 'warm' for the last hr...served them over a vegetable based pasta w/ mixed vegetables on the side...even though I tinkered w/ the recipe, I think I kept to the spirit of it LOL thanks for sharing!