Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 40 mins

An easy and tasty dish that both children and adults can enjoy. This recipe came from Better Homes & Garden's "Step-by-Step Kids' Cookbook". Don't start stirring too early or meatballs will break apart.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In medium bowl, beat egg.
  2. Add 1/4 cup tomato soup, uncooked rice, parsley flakes, dried onion, salt and pepper.
  3. Mix well.
  4. Add ground beef and using your hands, mix well again.
  5. Shape into 1-inch meatballs.
  6. This should make about 20 meatballs.
  7. Place meatballs in a 1-inch skillet.
  8. Mix remaining soup with the water.
  9. Add Worcestershire sauce and mix.
  10. Pour soup mixture over the meatballs.
  11. Cook without stirring until mixture starts to boil.
  12. Turn heat to low.
  13. Cover and cook for 40 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  14. Using a wooden spoon, carefully stir the meatballs so they don't stick to the skillet.
Most Helpful

These are great! I cooked them in a large frypan with a lid and drop the meatballs in after I get the sauce simmering. The meatballs stay intact better this way. My kids love these. UPDATE: Fixed these again tonight and was inspired to add in a teaspoon or so of "Emeril's Essence". Very tasty.

Sharlene~W March 14, 2002

This is a great make-ahead recipe for my bunco potlucks. I added a tsp of Italian Seasoning for a change and liked it. Very easy and Freezes great.

windywood April 20, 2002

This recipe was very yummy, and very easy. I wanted to cook this in the oven, so I cooked it at 350-375 degrees for about 45 min. I served it with mashed potatoes and steamed carrots. My family loved it. My daughter gave this a 5 and she is very picky (unfortunately)Mandyj

MandyJ November 12, 2002