Very easy - perfect for young cooks. So delicious, even the kids will love it! This dish goes very well with garlic mashed potatoes and a vegetable side dish. For a shortcut, I use frozen pre-cut peppers and onions.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 30 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Saute green pepper and onion for 5 minutes, or until tender. Stir in the tomato soup, chicken & rice soup and the water and bring to boil. Reduce heat to low and allow to simmer.

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  • Meanwhile, in a separate bowl, combine the ground beef, egg and milk. Break the bread into very small pieces and add to the bowl. Mix together well. (Note: The kids love to use their hands to mix this. Be sure they wash them well before AND afterward to avoid any contamination.)

  • Shape the meat mixture into meatballs and drop them into the soup mixture. Continue to simmer over low heat, uncovered, for 45 to 60 minutes. Stir occasionally, but be very careful not to break the meatballs.

Nutrition Facts

364 calories; protein 17.3g 35% DV; carbohydrates 18g 6% DV; fat 24.9g 38% DV; cholesterol 103.3mg 34% DV; sodium 748.8mg 30% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
03/22/2006
This is good but... I used one can soup and then one can low sodium broth to cut back a little on the salt. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/24/2003
I THOUGHT THESE WERE JUST OKAY. THE PORCUPINE MEATBALLS ON THIS WEBSITE ARE SOOO MUCH BETTER. Read More
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37 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 17
  • 4 star values: 11
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
03/21/2006
This is good but... I used one can soup and then one can low sodium broth to cut back a little on the salt. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/16/2003
Really good...two problems though. It seemed to stick to the bottom of the pan and I wished I had more sauce so that it would have worked better with the rice I put it over. I omitted the onions and green peppers as we do not like them and this recipie still turned out great! The boys want me to make it again but turn it into a meatball sub. I think I just might! Excellent recipie. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/24/2003
I THOUGHT THESE WERE JUST OKAY. THE PORCUPINE MEATBALLS ON THIS WEBSITE ARE SOOO MUCH BETTER. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/03/2006
I had some meatballs in the freezer that I needed to use. I made the sauce as written and simmer the meatballa in it for about 30 minutes or so. I didn't have noodles so I used pasta shells. This was a very tasty dish. Husband liked it too. I will make this again. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
02/09/2003
Neither of my two kids liked this at all. My husband and I didn't find this all that great either. Needs something. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/19/2005
Very easy fun recipe. My preschooler helped to make this and enjoyed helping mommy. I didn't have the chicken & rice soup so I used two cans of tomato soup and omitted the peppers (picky eaters at my house). A huge hit for the whole family! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/01/2005
Delish! Easy too. My 6 & 3 yr. olds helped. Will make again. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/29/2002
This was not what I expected. Not very good at all. It was very bland tasting. My husband asked me not to make it again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/07/2003
This was really really good. I run a small daycare and the kids really enjoyed something new and different. I enjoyed something so easy to make that tasted good enough for even ME to eat!: ) Read More
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