Meatballs and Gravy

This Meatballs and Gravy Dinner is a quick and delicious meal that the whole family will love. Hearty and tender meatballs with rich gravy are perfect over mashed potatoes! Ready in less than 1 hour.


Units Scale


  • 2 lb lean ground beef
  • 1 small onion minced
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • fresh ground black pepper


  • 210.5 oz cans of consomme
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 4 tbsp flour
  • 2/3 cup cream
  • fresh ground black pepper

Mashed Potatoes:

  • 56 large potatoes (peeled and cut into 1 inch cubes)
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/41/2 cup buttermilk
  • salt
  • fresh ground black pepper to taste


Making the Meatballs:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl combine the meatball ingredients: ground beef, minced onion, egg, and salt and pepper.
  3. Shape into meatballs, about 1 1/2 inches round.
  4. Place the meatballs on a baking sheet and bake for 30-35 minutes, or until the centres are not pink.

Making the Gravy:

  1. While the meatballs are baking, you can start the gravy.
  2. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add the consomme and 1 teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce, and simmer over low to medium heat.
  3. In a small bowl, mix together the butter and flour.
  4. Add the butter/flour mixture to the consomme and whisk until the gravy is bubbling and the thickened.
  5. Once the mixture has thickened, whisk in the cream and simmer and stir until thickened once again.

Making the Mashed Potatoes:

  1. While the meatballs are cooking, and the gravy is simmering, you can start the potatoes.
  2. Boil the potatoes until they are soft.
  3. Drain completely.
  4. Add the butter and cream, and mash until smooth. Note: I start with 1/4 cup of cream (you can also use sour cream) and add more if needed.
  5. Season with salt and pepper.

Putting it all together:

  1. When the meatballs are cooked through, add them to the pan with the gravy and simmer over low heat for about 5 minutes.
  2. Serve over mashed potatoes.

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