Prep 0 mins
Cook 1 hr
I thought these were quite good. From Betty Crocker Boys and Girls Cookbook.
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 green pepper, chopped
- 1 onion, minced
- 1 (10 1/2 ounce) can chicken and rice soup
- 1 (10 1/2 ounce) can tomato soup
- 1 cup water
- 1 egg
- 1 lb ground beef
- 2 slices soft bread, torn into pieces
- 1⁄4 cup evaporated milk
- 1 teaspoon salt
- Melt butter in skillet. Add green pepper and onion and cook until tender.
- Stir in soups and water. Heat to boiling. Then turn down heat and simmer sauce, stirring occasionally.
- While this sauce cooks, make meatballs. Beat egg slightly in bowl. Add ground beef, bread, evaporated milk and salt and mix well.
- Shape meat into balls about the size of ping-pong balls.
- Drop balls into simmering sauce and cook slowly about 1 hour, or until sauce has thickened.
Unfortunately, we were not so impressed by these. The meatballs definitely need more flavor at the least. Although I absolutely loved the method of poaching the meatballs in a sauce while cooking, this particular sauce did not do it for us. It wasn't inedible, but was not enjoyable, for us at least.
I learned this recipe when I was a teen upteen years ago when my mother gave me Betty Crockers' cookbook for children... As the years went on, I made it using italian seasonings in the sauce and meatballs! My now adult sons rave about it! I too serve it with whipped potatoes and also with creamed corn.
I have made this so many times! My husband absolutely thinks this is the best thing he's ever eaten. I serve it over mashed potatoes.