Easy Meatballs & Gravy

Fast & easy meatballs in a yummy gravy that’s sure to be a hit with the family and the budget. Easy enough for the children to help you make too!

Submitted by Paulene Christie

Easy Meatballs & Gravy

Fast & easy meatballs in a yummy gravy that's sure to be a hit with the family and the budget. Easy enough for the children to help you make too!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 20 minutes


  • 600g pork and veal mince (see notes)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup fine breadcrumbs
  • Instant gravy to make 500ml total volume (see notes)
  • Non stick cooking spray


  • Combine mince, egg and breadcrumbs with clean hands and roll into small golf ball sized balls
  • Spray slow cooker bowl with non stick spray and place raw balls directly into cooker bowl (no need to pre cook/brown)
  • Make up gravy as per instructions to 500ml capacity (see notes) and pour over meatballs
  • Cook on low for 4hrs


  • For this recipe I use Maggi Rich Gravy in the big tubs so I use 50g of gravy powder to 500ml cold water, whisk, then pour over meatballs.
  • If using sachet gravy most make up to 250ml capacity of gravy so use 2 sachets and mix with cold water volume stated on packet


  • This recipe could also be made in different versions than the pork/veal mix combination
  • Chicken mince + chicken gravy
  • Pork mince + roast pork gravy

36 thoughts on “Easy Meatballs & Gravy”

  1. Made this tonight and what can I say it was delicious that my fussy kids even ate it. Will definitely be doing this again ??

  2. Love love love this dish!!! I have a 3.5L croc pot & used pre made meatballs from supermarket and it’s deeelish. My partner & I are converted to cooking meatballs in the SC now. I serve with mashed potatoes, corn cob & mixed vegies ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. This was awesome added vegies to the meatballs and my little man gobbled them down like no there was no tomorrow. Question though is the gravey meant to be thick because mine was super watery still after 4 hours?

  4. I used premade beef and lamb meatballs with Swedish meatball gravy mix. I sautรฉed some onion and mushrooms and added them about an hour before serving. I also mixed through 1/4 c cream (as per gravy instructions) and some baby spinach. Served over mashed potato. DELICIOUS!!!!

  5. I made this with premade meatballs and Diane sauce omg it was so yummy even my fussy nearly 6 year old loved it he asked me to make it again

  6. These are super easy to make and taste great! They are on regular rotation here and the super fussy child loves them!

  7. Hi, Paulene.

    Totally new to the ‘slow-cooking’ process. I see the time to cook is four hours, but at what temperature setting do you recommend?



  8. Carla Mullenberg

    I made this today in my baby 1.5L slow cooker, I halved the meatballs but added 1 sliced onion and kept the same amount of gravy. 1 hour before serving I added some sweet potato. It was absolutely delicious and will most certainly be on the menu again.

  9. This was really yummy! I made it with sausage mince (cheap & all I had in the freezer). At the end I had to make more gravy on the stove and add to the meatballs as our family of 5 like LOTS of gravy.

  10. These were a-maze-balls . Even my very picky son loved them.
    I added onion and garlic to the meatballs and I used 2 packs of the light brown gravy.
    This will definitely be on the menu again.

  11. Great recipe. Used pre-made meatballs from Woolworths and was amazing. Will have to source that gravy mix though, my gravy just didnโ€™t quite cut it how I imagined. ?

  12. Michelle Tsimopoulos

    This was an easy and extremely yummy recipe, I have a big family and itโ€™s really hard to please them all, everyone loved it, will be making this again for sure. I served it with mash potatoes ???

  13. Sometimes I cheat when making meatballs. Today I bought honey/garlic sausages, removed the skin, divided each sausage into 5 sections, and gently rolled them into balls, so 30 large meatballs. Then I do the gravy using 2 packs of gravy mix with 500 ml of water, a tad of soy sauce, and a tad of minced garlic. I often combine different packs of gravy mix. Today I did pork and brown gravy. I find that this is a very “dependable” recipe!!

  14. Yummy & easy.

    So quick to make, I just added a pinch of herbs to the meatballs & then cooked on high for 2 hours, because I was short on time.

    Will definitely be making this one again!

  15. So easy and yummy. I added Oregano and onion and garlic to the meat balls and made my own gravy. Everyone loved it:-)

  16. 5 stars
    I used the beef mince variation and I just had the roast meat gravox powder, so I added diced onion, a teaspoon of garlic and a splash of Worcestershire sauce to the gravy mix. Served over mash with steam vegetables. Was delicious!

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