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French Onion Risotto

Get ready to tantalize your taste buds with this delicious risotto recipe!

We’re talking about succulent beef, caramelized onions, creamy provolone, and perfectly cooked Arborio rice.

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  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 medium-sized onions about 2 lbs., halved and sliced thinly
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 ½ cups Arborio rice
  • 32 oz. beef stock warmed and simmering in a saucepan
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 2/3 lb. shredded provolone cheese
  • 6 sprigs fresh thyme


  • First up, brown some juicy ground beef in a large Dutch oven and season it with salt and pepper. Once it’s cooked through, set it aside and add a luscious mixture of butter and olive oil to the same Dutch oven.
  • Next, add thinly sliced onions and let them caramelize to perfection. This takes some time, but it’s well worth it for the deep, rich flavor it adds.
  • Once the onions are done, remove them from the pan and set them aside. Then, add Arborio rice to the Dutch oven and let it toast for a few minutes until it’s golden brown.
  • Now it’s time to add some beef stock, one cup at a time, stirring constantly so the rice can absorb all the liquid. Keep going until you’ve used up all 32 oz. of stock and the rice is perfectly tender.
  • Add back the cooked ground beef and caramelized onions, and stir everything together until it’s well mixed. Then add a little milk and some luscious provolone cheese, along with some fragrant thyme.
  • Give it all a good stir, then serve it up warm and get ready for a taste explosion in your mouth! This risotto is perfect for any occasion, whether you’re hosting a fancy dinner party or just looking for a hearty meal to enjoy with your family.