Quick n' Easy Meatballs N' Gravy

"Great for when you need to get dinner to the table fast!"
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  • 1 lb ground beef, salted & peppered
  • 1 envelope dry onion soup mix
  • 1 can cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 34 cups water


  • Form ground meat into small meatballs and fry in frying pan until all sides are brown.
  • Pour off most of fat and add, mushroom soup, water& onion soup mix.
  • Simmer until gravy is thickened.
  • Serve over rice or cooked noodles.

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  1. I'm also one who read the recipe and went a little askew, because I didn't print it or have my computer in the kitchen. I'm a messy cook and that does not go well with a laptop. :) I used 1 can of mushroom soup, 1/2 packet of onion soup mix (to hold back a little too much flavor for my son,and skim milk (just forgot if it was milk or water, but hey, skim milk is pretty much water!). Made for delicious dinner that was quick and easy as I used my own turkey meatballs that I make in large quantities and freeze when I make meatloaves. I had some leftover light mac and cheese and steamed some fresh broc. and carrots.<br/><br/>Unfortunately, my mom wasn't feeling well, so it was just dad and my son. I had mushrooms sliced and ready to mix into hers separately.<br/><br/>Thanks for a great go-to meal. I'm usually pretty picky about wanting to do everything from scratch, but have enjoyed a few meals for ease...this is def. one!
  2. Super easy didn’t have the onion packet so I used some sautéed onion and Worcestershire sauce. Added veggie based meatballs (that I bought on accident) and served over buttered noodles. It was really good and super fast!
  3. This was a good, easy meal- my family (including 2 toddlers) liked it. We served it over egg noodles
  4. Nice and easy. My boys loved these and it didn't take hardly any time. I served over mashed potatoes, mmmmmm.
  5. I tweaked this recipe quite a bit-- adding in sliced mushrooms & onions, baking the meatballs, and then simmering it in the crockpot. We enjoyed these over mashed potatoes. Thanks for the "base" recipe! :)


  1. This recipe is from Peg Bracken's famous "I Hate to Cook" book from 1950s or 1960s. I have used it routinely from 1970 on. There is a 50th anniversary edition of the book out. Everyone should get it. So many easy and good recipes!
  2. I am rating this recipe according to my changes.<br/>It was absolutely YUMMY! I cooked the ground beef as is (no meatballs) with one clove of fresh garlic and a small onion--chopped finely. Seasoned with sea salt, ground black pepper, garlic and onion powder, pinch of red pepper, and pinch of dried parsley. Half-way cooked, I added a handful of sliced, canned mushrooms. After it was finished browning, I drained the fat and substituted the water for beef broth, adding in the soup and dry BEEF ONION SOUP Mix. I brought to a boil and added in McCormick browning seasoning (1 tsp). I simmered for 20 min., adding a little water. Served over white rice. Yes Please!
  3. I made this recipe on 11/11/10 for mine and SO's dinner. I sort of made this recipe as it was written. I wasn't paying too close to the recipe ingredients, and used frozen meatballs instead of the ground beef. But next time, and there will be a next time I'll read it more carefully.:) This recipe took no time at all to put together and with the side dishes dinner was on the table in way less than 30 minutes. Thank you so much for posting and, " Keep Smiling :) "


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