Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr 15 mins
Brussels Sprouts hiding inside ground beef balls! No, it's not going to fool human enemies of the beloved sprouts, but you can toy with them if they've been bad little denizens. This recipe uses frozen sprouts. I wish I had the know how to adapt it to fresh, but I'm hoping someone else will. *hint, hint* ;o) Nabbed offline somewhere...
- 2 lbs ground beef
- 1 1⁄2 cups uncooked instant rice
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 2 eggs, lightly beaten
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons garlic powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon pepper
- 1 (10 ounce) package frozen Brussels sprouts
- 2 (15 ounce) cans tomato sauce
- 1 cup water
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- In a large bowl, combine the first seven ingedients and mix well.
- Shape a scant 1/4 cupful around each frozen brussels sprout to form a meatball. Place in an ungresed 15 x 10 x 1 (inches) baking dish.
- Combine tomato sauce, water and thyme (salt and pepper too if u want), pour over meatballs. Cover and bake at 350 F for 1 hour and 15 minutes or until meatballs are cooked through.
This was very easy, nutritious and filling. Will definitely make again.
I think I've made these for the third time now, and am surprised that I have not reviewed the recipe! I have been making them with ground turkey with good results, and I also use oatmeal as a binder and skip the rice. I've been making this work starting with just a pound of meat (and one egg)...it just turns it into a "meatloaf-coated brussels sprout" rather than a sprout-stuffed meatball. I've been surprised by this, but they actually don't tend to lose their coatings, which I had expected them to since the coats are much thinner. These (even my version) work very well in the freezer--I freeze them on a cooking sheet while they're still fragile, then transfer to a baggie. Thanks for sharing the recipe!
Wonderful! I absolutely loved these. They were super easy to make and very yummy. Very moist! Will make them again.