Meatballs and Gravy

Some days you just want one of those meals from your childhood.  Meatballs and gravy is a huge comfort food in our house.  My recipe has changed throughout the years, but the base is always the same.  There is just something wonderful about those meatballs with mashed potatoes and the gravy smothering it all!  The recipe is pretty basic but the results are oh so delicious!


3 lbs hamburger

3 eggs

2 pkg onion soup mix (you can sub with beefy onion or any other you really like)

Bread crumbs

3 cans beef broth (beef consume works too)

1 can french onion soup (this time I used cream of mushroom, your choice really)

Bread flour


Mix hamburger, eggs, dry soup mix together.  Add breadcrumbs until they are not so sticky (they will be sticky no matter what, it just feels a bit more solid).  Roll into meatballs.  Size really goes to preference.  It’s really up to you.  Place onto a plate with the bread flour on it.  Roll the meatballs so they are covered in the flour.



Add the beef broth and soup to a dutch oven and set burner to low.  Add the meatballs to the liquid.  Turn heat to med high and gently stir after 5 min.  Once they come to a boil, stir again and reduce heat to med.  Stir gently every 10-15 min until cooked through.  Cook time will vary based on how big you make your meatballs.  Generally I let them cook up to 45 min.  To test if they are done take one out and cut it in half.

Normally we have green beans and mashed potatoes with this.  Sometimes if we are lucky, mom will make creamed cabbage.  Not a favorite for Mr. Picky, but it’s something I grew up with so I have always loved it.  I will share the recipe with you once Mom fills me in!

I really hope you enjoy these!



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