Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Rice Meatballs

I made it last night.  It's easy, and it is one of the only meals that every single child eats.  And EATS!  This was a favorite of mine growing up (and still is) and it's not rare for Austin to match me meatball for meatball.

We always pair it with "smashed" potatoes and corn.  The recipe is a bit versatile too.  If you want to, substitute brown rice for the white rice.  Or, ground turkey instead of ground beef...whatever floats your boat.  Another reason I like this is becuase I can make it the night before or during naptime and just let it hang out in the fridge until "go time".

Rice Meatballs
1 lb ground beef
1 can tomato soup
1 can water
1 egg
1 c rice  (if you use instant rice, I find 3/4 cup is plenty)
salt, pepper, garlic salt

Mix ground beef, egg, rice, and seasoning together (use your hands...gross but effective).  In a seperate bowl mix together tomato soup and water.  Form about 1.5 inch balls out of the meat mixture and plop them into the tomato soup mixture.  Bake at 350 for one hour, stirring half way through.

The next day, cut leftover meatballs in half, lay them on a hoagie bun, layer that with a bit of cheese (provolone, white american, etc.) throw them in the toaster oven to heat them up and for a whole new meal!


  1. I just made these (used ground turkey), they are waiting in the fridge to cook. I will let you know what my picky eater thinks, but I am hopeful. Thanks for the recipe!

  2. Oooo. I'm excited you're trying it. I hope it's a hit!