Total Time
Prep 1 hr
Cook 1 hr

This was one of my dad's favorite recipes. Mom would triple and quadruple this because he ate more than his share of the meatballs if they were having company.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine meat, onion, green pepper, corn meal, seasonings, milk, and egg.
  2. Mix thoroughly and form 12 balls.
  3. Sprinkle with flour and brown in hot shortening.
  4. Place in 4 quart casserole.
  5. Add remaining flour to browning skillet, blend and add tomato juice.
  6. Cook until thick; pour over meatballs.
  7. Arrange vegetables around meatball.
  8. Add salt and cover tightly.
  9. Bake at 350 for 1 hour.
Most Helpful

Been meaning to try this one for a long time! Too bad I waited, it was absolutely delicious. Will make again sooner and will probably add a little celery with the potatoes and carrots. Highly recommended recipe!

SweetSueAl June 10, 2013

This is good stuff! Not at all like boring old stew. Very flavorful, the meatballs are just delicious. My kids don't like stews, and they enjoyed this. Of course I did tell them the meatballs were made from Doritos (they're not, of course, but I do what I can to get them to try new things :)). Used a 5-quart oven proof saute pan to cook the meatballs in olive oil rather than shortening and then bake which worked very well. The meatballs are pretty wet, mine were a little flatter than balls, but they hold together nicely and come out moist. Carrots and potatoes have enough sauce to be well-flavored. Yum! So glad you shared the recipe! Made for PAC Fall 2007.

LonghornMama September 18, 2007