Meatloaf Balls with Mushroom Gravy

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A few months ago, a friend from work had a baby shower for her son and daughter in law. It was so exciting getting ready for it and discussing all the details. She decided to have a mashed potato bar. So, we spent a lot of time discussing topping options. I suggested meatloaf meatballs. I had to try it almost immediately.

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This is my version of the meatloaf meatballs. I made them a few months ago and froze them in a zip top bag. It ended up being several meals for us of the course of a few months. Each time, I made mushroom gravy and then simmered the meatloaf meatballs in the gravy. I served them over mashed potatoes.

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The thing I like the most about this is that it is freezable and already in individual serving sizes. That makes it perfect for a quick dinner or a party. If you want to try a mashed potato bar, I highly recommend it. It was a genius idea.

Meatloaf Meatballs

by Jessica

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 30-40 minutes

Keywords: bake entree appetizer


Ingredients (2-3 dozen meatballs)

    For the Meatloaf

    • 2 pounds ground meat (I use beef)
    • 1/2 onion diced
    • 2 eggs
    • 1/2 cup milk
    • 1 tablespoon parsley flakes
    • salt
    • pepper

    For the Gravy

    • 10-12 crimini mushrooms
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 2 tablespoons flour
    • 1 tablespoon beef better than bouillon
    • pepper to taste


    For the Meatloaf

    Combine all meatloaf ingredients in a large bowl. Roll into meatball shapes and place on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake for 30-40 minutes at 400 or until cooked through. Allow to cool. Serve or freeze in a zip top bag.

    For the Gravy

    In a medium skillet, cook the mushrooms until browned. Salt to taste. Add remaining oil and flour. Whisk in cups water. Add the beef bouillon and cook until thickened. Add the meatloaf and serve.

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    1. Jen Nikolaus’s avatar

      I am drooling everywhere looking at your pictures! That’s like the ultimate comfort food combo – meatballs, meatloaf, mashed potatoes AND gravy?! YUMMM!! Totally going to try these! My boys will love them! Thanks for sharing!

      Jen @ Yummy Healthy Easy

    2. jessica’s avatar

      That is such a compliment. Thank you! The best part about this idea is that you can have just a little. Perfect for kids

    3. Carole’s avatar

      Jessica, just lovely. It would be great if you linked in to Food on Friday: Meatloaf. The showcases from this Food on Friday have not yet been selected. This link will take you to my home page where you will find a sidebar with links to all the different Food on Fridays. So that I know you have linked and can be sure to pin to the board I have for each one, please do leave a short comment. Cheers

    4. Michelle’s avatar

      This looks delicious. Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday.

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