Monday, June 15, 2009

Maw Maw Doris' Meatballs and Rice and Gravy

Growing up, my grandma always cooked a big lunch every day. At least once a week, it was "meat and rice and gravy." The meat would come in various forms, usually a roast or meatballs. The gravy would consist of basically the meaty grease leftover from cooking. But it was oh so good! Luckily this is one of the few recipes that was written down before her stroke so we can still make it and think of her. I like to serve it with green beans.

Maw Maw Doris' Meatballs and Rice and Gravy

1 pound of ground chuck
Salt and red and black peppers to taste
1 chopped onion
1 chopped bell pepper (green)
2 stalks celery (chopped)
1 teaspoon garlic (minced)
2 eggs
A little Pet milk
A little tap water
Kitchen Bouquet


1. Mix ingredients together (don’t over mix!)
2. Roll meatballs (don’t over-roll!)
3. Fry in a little oil until brown on both sides.
4. Take out of skillet.
5. Add about 2 cups hot water to pot.
6. Put meatballs back in.
7. Cover and when it turns back to grease, add more hot water.
8. Repeat step 7.
9. Add 1 capful Kitchen Bouquet.
10. Serve with cooked rice.

The Verdict: This is comfort food at it's best. I realize it doesn't look like much in the picture, but your taste buds will be so happy, I promise you!! When cooking, the meat will be very loose, since no bread crumbs are involved. Be patient and careful with it. Don't turn in the pan until you can feel that they're browned a little, or they WILL fall apart!


  1. O. M. G. Meat and Grease. A regular staple in the mawmaw's kitchen also. I loooooove this stuff, even though I think I will have a heartattack one day just because of these kinds of meals. Love it!

  2. So funny but OOOOHHHHH so true. :) Fellow New Iberian...:

  3. Hello Christen, I gave you an award on my blog today. I want to thank you for sharing all these wonderful recipes with me!