Easy Meatballs & Gravy


July 15, 2017

Easy Meatballs & Gravy 5 0 5 19

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!

  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 4 hrs
  • 20 mins

    4 hrs

    4 hrs 20 mins

  • Yields: Approximately 30 meatballs


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


1Combine mince, egg and breadcrumbs with clean hands and roll into small golf ball sized balls

2Spray slow cooker bowl with non stick spray and place raw balls directly into cooker bowl (no need to pre cook/brown)

3Make up gravy as per instructions to 500ml capacity (see notes) and pour over meatballs

4Cook on low for 4hrs


1For 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.

2If using sachet gravy most make up to 250ml capacity of gravy so use 2 sachets and mix with cold water volume stated on packet


1This recipe could also be made in different versions than the pork/veal mix combination

2Chicken mince + chicken gravy

3Pork mince + roast pork gravy

Submitted by Paulene Christie


35 Reviews

Jane Ambrose

January 14, 2022

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


August 29, 2021

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!

Lots of options HERE to thicken Debbie πŸ™‚


May 7, 2020

my gravy is very runny 2 hours in, will this fix itself?

Darren Comley

February 11, 2020

My family really enjoyed this, as did I. Added sprinkles of season all salt and garlic salt to the mix.


October 6, 2019

Oh, I forgot to say…..I added some finely chopped spinach, also.


October 5, 2019

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!!


September 5, 2019

Delicious. I used pre made meatballs and added a pinch chilli flakes.

Michelle Tsimopoulos

July 30, 2019

This was an easy and extremely yummy recipe, I have a big family and it’s really hard to please them all, everyone loved it, will be making this again for sure. I served it with mash potatoes β€οΈπŸ’―


July 3, 2019

Great recipe. Used pre-made meatballs from Woolworths and was amazing. Will have to source that gravy mix though, my gravy just didn’t quite cut it how I imagined. 😊


June 12, 2019

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.

Melanie Riley

June 18, 2018

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.


June 10, 2018

used this method to cook pre-made meatballs, they turned out great, will do again

Carla Mullenberg

June 3, 2018

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.

Sure πŸ™‚

catherine sheppard

May 16, 2018

Hi Pauline

Could I use pre made meatballs (beef) for this too?

Hi Ken, on low as it says πŸ™‚


April 23, 2018

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?




April 18, 2018

Wow! Just wow! So simple but so tasty! All 3 of my fussy kids came back for seconds!

I haven’t tried to but I don’t see why not πŸ™‚

Sue Barber

April 3, 2018

Just wondering if leftovers are freezeable. Not sure how gravy would go if it was put in freezer.

Kylee Butler

April 3, 2018

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


February 26, 2018

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

Elizabeth Gomez

February 25, 2018

I used premade beef and lamb meatballs with Swedish meatball gravy mix. I sautΓ©ed 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!!!!

Hi Megan

Here’s some other ways to thicken it further πŸ™‚
How to thicken


January 18, 2018

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?

No it doesn’t burn πŸ™‚
It’s added cold at the start as per recipe


January 8, 2018

do you cook with gravy at the beginning. doesn’t the gravy burn if left in that long?

I always do single layer but so long as they are still covered they should be just fine
Just be sure not to stir until well sealed/firm towards end

Donna Morris

January 3, 2018

I assume it is ok for the meatballs to stack on top of each other?

Stacey Nanson

August 16, 2017

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 πŸ™‚

Melissa Zummer

August 8, 2017

Made this tonight and what can I say it was delicious that my fussy kids even ate it. Will definitely be doing this again πŸ‘πŸ»


August 8, 2017

Made this tonight what can I say it was yummy the whole family couldn’t get enough will be on my list again

Packet πŸ™‚

Wendy Bartonek

July 16, 2017

Just wondering if fresh or packet breadcrumbs are used please

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