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Meatballs and Brown Gravy

These Meatballs and Brown Gravy are a quick and delicious meal any night of the week. Served over rice and a vegetable it is a perfect meal.

Meatballs and Brown Gravy on a blue plate

 Over the years this dish as changed but this is the easiest and quickest way to get a meal on the table .  Here in Louisiana we serve almost everything over rice,  this wonderful over mashed potatoes as well.  This is still one of my family’s favorite dishes. I often make my  Southern Smoky Green Beans to serve with this and it is pure comfort food.

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What you will need for this Recipe :

Making the Meatballs

Eggs , milk , bread crumb and seasoning packets in a mixing bowl

In a mixing bowl add eggs ,milk, bread crumbs, a ranch dressing packet, and Lipton onion soup packet

Whisk together well

The egg mixture being mixed

Add meat and mix well. The best way to do this is get your hands dirty and mix it all up.

The meat added to the meat mixture

Use an ice cream scoop and scoop out portions and roll them into balls, then place them on the lined cookie sheet. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes

Meatballs on a baking sheet

Making the Gravy

All the gravy ingredients mixed together

While the meatballs are baking in a mixing bowl mix 5 cups of water, 2 packets of McCormicks Brown gravy mix, 1 Tablespoon of Browning sauce, 1 tablespoon of cornstarch , 1 packet of Lipton onion soup and 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder.

Pour the mixture into a Dutch oven type pot.
Gravy mix in a pot

Start the temperature of the stove top on High until the mixture comes to a boil stirring with a flat spatula to prevent the mixture from settling to the bottom. Once the mixture comes to a boil reduce the heat to medium to low, you want a slow simmer

Gravy cooking to thicken up

Once the meatballs have cooked for 30 minutes remove them from the oven. With meat tongs or a spoon carefully add them to the gravy mixture. Simmer for 20-30 minutes. Do not boil or the meatballs will break apart.

Cooked meatballs going into the brown gravy

Once this is done it can be served over rice , egg noodles or mashed potatoes

Meatballs and Brown Gravy on a bed of rice

Enjoy!

Bite taken out of a meatball

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Meatballs and Brown Gravy on a blue plate

Meatballs and Brown Gravy

These Meatballs and Brown Gravy are a quick and delicious meal any night of the week. Served over rice and a vegetable it is a perfect meal.
3.74 from 46 votes
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Course Quick Meals
Cuisine American
Servings 5
Calories

Ingredients
  

Meatballs

  • 2 lbs 80/20 ground meat
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 Packet Ranch dressing mix see notes
  • 1 Packet Lipton onion soup see notes

Gravy

  • 5 cups of water
  • 2 Packet McCormick Brown Gravy Mixes see notes
  • 1 Tablespoon Browning Seasoning Sauce see notes
  • 1 Tablespoon Cornstarch
  • 1 packet Lipton Onion soup
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

Instructions
 

Meatballs

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper
  • In a mixing bowl add eggs ,milk, bread crumbs, a ranch dressing packet, and Lipton onion soup packet
  • Whisk together well
  • Add meat and mix well. The best way to do this is get your hands dirty and mix it all up.
  • Use an ice cream scoop and scoop out portions and roll them into balls, then place them on the lined cookie sheet
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes

Gravy

  • While the meatballs are baking in a mixing bowl mix 5 cups of water, 2 packets of McCormicks Brown gravy mix, 1 Tablespoon of Browning sauce, 1 tablespoon of cornstarch , 1 packet of Lipton onion soup and 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder.
  • Pour the mixture into a Dutch oven type pot.
  • Start the temperature of the stove top on High until the mixture comes to a boil stirring with a flat spatula to prevent the mixture from settling to the bottom. Once the mixture comes to a boil reduce the heat to medium to low, you want a slow simmer
  • Once the meatballs have cooked for 30 minutes remove them from the oven. With meat tongs or a spoon carefully add them to the gravy mixture. Simmer for 20-30 minutes. Do not boil or the meatballs will break apart.
  • Once this done it can be served over rice , egg noodles or mashed potatoes

Video

Notes

Feel free to use your favorite brand of onion soup mix and ranch mix. I have used the store Brand it still comes out fine. 
The browning sauce is hard to find so use the brand you can find . Kitchen bouquet and gravy master are two common choices. 
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Ben
Ben
4 years ago

I’m putting these over mashed potatoes and stuffing my face. They look amazing.

Sharon
4 years ago

Hearty meatballs and thick brown gravy come together to make the ultimate comfort food dish.

Ghulam Mohyudin
4 years ago

This was really interesting to read! I love the range of posts, there is really something for everyone. Thank you for sharing your suggestions too, great post!

Jacqui DeBono
4 years ago

I haven’t made meatballs in ages, and this just reminded me that I should!

Bernice Hill
Bernice Hill
4 years ago

I love tried and true family recipes that evolve over time. Thanks for sharing.

Tammy
4 years ago

I love the Mccormick gravy mixes and this is such a delicious idea! I have to try this next time I make meatballs…such a comforting meal!

Anna
4 years ago

Although I’m not a big fan of meatballs, I know that my other half would be all over this recipe! If he could, he would have meatballs and gravy for dinner on repeat!

Elaine
Elaine
4 years ago

A go-to dish if you ask me. It just never disappoints. The best part is that you can make it in combo with mashed potatoes and enjoy the dinner like never before. Can’t wait to give this recipe a try!

Danielle
Danielle
4 years ago

I can’t believe that I found it! I saw this recipe on Pinterest but didn’t pin it to my boards. A few days later I tried to find it again but couldn’t. Here I am – excited to have finally found it!

Kita
4 years ago

I totally used to use those onion soup packets too! I have to share this with my uncle!

Lori | The Kitchen Whisperer
Lori | The Kitchen Whisperer
4 years ago

Oh wow these sound so delicious! Lov9ng the addition of the ranch and soup packet for extra flavor! I’d go with these over mashed potatoes any night of he week!

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Teresa porter
Teresa porter
4 years ago

Love, love, LOVE this dish.
My boyfriend was a bit skeptical since it appeared too much like Swedish Meatballs, which he doesn’t like, but he was willing to give it a try.
It’s almost like Salisbury steak, but the meatballs don’t fall apart.
The gravy is simply divine, and the meatballs are great.
I served over rice, next time mashed potatoes.
Just wonderful!!

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Paula Johnson
Paula Johnson
3 years ago

I made this the other night it was very good. I used a bag of frozen meatballs and served it over buttered noodles. Will make this again

myblissfulmess
myblissfulmess
2 years ago

This was an easy recipe to put together, and very tasty! I served it over mashed potatoes with a side of steamed veggies. I used 93% lean ground beef and did not have any trouble with the meatballs holding together. Using an ice cream scoop to scoop out portions of meat to roll into meatballs is a genius idea! This way, all your meatballs are the same size and will cook evenly.

Teresa
Teresa
2 years ago

WOW – this is sooooo good.
I have made this many times over the years, and already left a review, but every time I make it, I continue to marvel at how very good it is…
Since there is just the 2 of us, I make a full portion, and freeze the meatball mixture for the next time, and it was STILL as good.
Tonight I served it over rice, and it was again excellent, looking forward to leftovers tomorrow night…
Don’t hesitate to make, it will make your week!!!

tatty
10 months ago

5 stars
looks so tasty