4 Ingredient Meatballs and Gravy – Crazy Easy Comfort Foods!

It’s winter in Minnesota which mean it’s time for all kinds of comfort food.  I love warm smells filling the house especially after a day of hard work.

Here’s the thing you need to know about me as a cook, I am lazy. I want home cooked meals but I don’t want to do it. Neither does my husband and my 10-year-old isn’t much help in that department.  One of us has to do it so I guess that has to be me.

So I have come up with loads of crazy easy ways to make comfort food and this is one of my favorites.  It’s the ultimate dump and go meal. I can even make it before I’ve had a cup of coffee in the morning.  That is an amazing thing because I won’t even grunt at people before I’ve had two cups.

I’m okay with eating this with a bag salad and instant mashed potatoes (again, lazy cook here), but some of you might want whole potatoes.  In that case just pop those in the crockpot too. Not the salad though. That would just be weird.

My husband likes to thicken the sauce into a a full gravy in a sauce pan before eating but I like the thinned out sauce. That is personal preference. But if you choose his path you are adding work. Just saying.

My family loves this meal and I really hope your family does does too.

Many blessings to you!


4 Ingredient Meatballs and Gravy - Crazy Easy Comfort Foods!

5 minutes

8 hours

Total Time: 8 hours, 5 minutes

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Servings: 4 Persons

4 Ingredient Meatballs and gravy


  • Frozen Meatballs
  • Brown Gravy Mix
  • Onion
  • Beef Broth


Dump all ingredients in a crockpot. Set the crockpot on low and allow to cook all day while you're away.

Serve over mashed potatoes. We use instant but you can always get the frozen potatoes if you prefer. Of course noodles work well with this as well.

I like the the sauce the way it is but my husband prefers to thicken the gravy in a frying pan once the cooking is over. That's personal preference.

Bonus: You can always add potatoes to the crockpot to cook at the same time if you want to serve over a boiled potato


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