Friday, July 23, 2010

Meatballs and Easy Gravy

Using about 1-2 lbs of hamburger, make your favorite meatball recipe OR use mine:

Mix 2lbs of hamburger with 2-4 slices of bread, broken into small pieces
Milk to moisten
2 tsp salt
black pepper
1 tsp onion powder or 3 TBSP fresh minced onion

Shape into golf ball sized meatballs and brown in a skillet, no need to cook all the way. I suppose you could use frozen meatballs from the store...that would be easy!

Place meatballs into the crock pot and mix the following in a separate bowl, then pour over the meatballs:

2 cans cream of mushroom soup
1/2 cup ketchup
4 TBSP Worcestershire Sauce

Cook on LOW for 5-6 hours or HIGH 4-5 hours or until your meatballs are fully cooked.

About 30 minutes before eating, add 1 cup milk to the gravy.

*This is soooo good served over mashed potatoes or rice. It would even be good over cooked grean beans, but my kids won't really go for that, so we have the green beans on the side.


  1. Hi Brenda,
    This sounds like another winning recipe that I have to try :) Thanks for posting it. We LOVE meatballs...usually with spaghetti, but meatballs and GRAVY are YUMMY too...with mashed potatoes, rice, or buttered noodles!!!

  2. A favorite from my mom's cooking...Mashed potatoes are my favorite with this one. I hope you enjoy it.

  3. I finally got around to trying this tonight. I'm sure it will be wonderful with mashed potatoes! I added an envelope of dry onion soup mix to the gravy, and substituted teriyaki sauce for the worchesterchire sauce since I didn't have any. I'll let you know how it turns out. Also, something I discovered recently after YEARS of standing for hours over a hot stove browning meatballs...they cook beautifully on a shallow baking sheet in the oven (30 minutes at 350) and it's a real time saver :)

  4. Great trick, thank you! I try not to turn my oven on too much, especially in the summer...but this would be great in the fall and winter.

  5. This was another GREAT dish that will be made a lot at our house. Everyone LOVED it. And the gravy was GREAT :) with smashed potatoes :)

    THANK YOU for sharing your great recipes. It sure helps to have something different in the menu rotation :)

  6. So glad you and your family enjoyed this one!