Outdoor Dutch Oven Recipes - Meatballs and Gravy

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Aug. 08, 2012

Learn how to cook meatballs and gravy in an outdoor dutch oven. Visit our blog for this recipe and more information on Dutch oven cooking. If you have any questions, please let us know.


Ground beef 2 Pound
Milk 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Egg 1 Medium , slightly beaten
Onion 1/2 Cup (8 tbs) , chopped finely
Ridge crackers 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Allspice 1/8 Teaspoon
Garlic powder 1 Teaspoon
Italian seasoning 1 Teaspoon
Salt 1 Teaspoon
Pepper 1 Teaspoon
Oil 1 Teaspoon (to grease the oven)
For the gravy
Milk 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Cream and mushroom soup 1 Can (10 oz) (For the gravy)
Briquettes 32 Small (For using as fuel for the dutch oven)
Salt and pepper To Taste



1.Preheat the dutch oven to about 350 degrees.


1.In a large bowl mix all the ingredients so that the egg is incorporated well in the mixture.

2.Make 1 to 1 1/2 inch balls with the mixture.

3.Coat the Dutch oven with oil.

4.Place the balls in the well greased dutch oven. Keep this aside.

5.In a bowl whisk all the ingredients for the gravy.

6.Pour this mixture slowly over the meat balls.

7.Bake in the preheated oven for 45 minutes to 1 hour.

8.Place 21 briquettes on top of the oven and 11 on bottom.

9.Wrap an aluminum foil to keep the heat inside and keep the wind from cooling down our Dutch oven.

10.Every 15 minutes turn the dutch oven and turn the lid counter clockwise in the other direction at 90 degrees for even heating.

11.Remove all the briquettes from the lid of the dutch oven

12.With a whisk broom brush the ashes from the briquettes so that the ashes do not fall down when the lid is removed.

13.Remove the lid with the help of lid lifter


14.Serve along with the canned potatoes and salad.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 45 Minutes
Ready In: 45 Minutes
Servings: 6

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 575Calories from Fat 416

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 46 g70.8%

Saturated Fat 16 g80%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 755 mg31.46%

Total Carbohydrates 12 g4%

Dietary Fiber %

Sugars 4 g

Protein 31 g62%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet