Outdoor Dutch Oven Recipes - Meatballs and Gravy Recipe Video

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.


Preparation Time15 MinCooking Time45 Min
Ready In1 Hr 0 MinDifficulty LevelMedium
Health IndexAverageServings6
Main IngredientHealthy, ,


 Ground beef2 Pound
 Milk1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Egg1 Medium, slightly beaten
 Onion1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), chopped finely
 Ridge crackers1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Allspice1⁄8 Teaspoon
 Garlic powder1 Teaspoon
 Italian seasoning1 Teaspoon
 Salt1 Teaspoon
 Pepper1 Teaspoon
 Oil1 Teaspoon (to grease the oven)
For the gravy
 Milk1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Cream and mushroom soup1 Can (10 oz) (For the gravy)
 Briquettes32 Small (For using as fuel for the dutch oven)
 Salt and pepper To Taste

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 575 Calories from Fat 416

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 46 g71.2%

Saturated Fat 16.1 g80.5%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 152.6 mg

Sodium 755.4 mg31.5%

Total Carbohydrates 12 g3.8%

Dietary Fiber 0.73 g2.9%

Sugars 4.7 g

Protein 31 g61.2%

Vitamin A 1.9% Vitamin C 4.1%

Calcium 14.9% Iron 9.4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


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.