Kid's Favorite Meatballs


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.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
1 hr
Total Time:
1 hr 30 mins
6 servings


  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • 1 cup chopped green bell pepper

  • 1 cup chopped onion

  • 1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed tomato soup

  • 1 (10.5 ounce) can condensed chicken and rice soup

  • ½ cup water

  • 1 pound ground beef

  • 1 egg

  • cup milk

  • 2 slices bread


  1. 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.

  2. 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.)

  3. 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 (per serving)

364 Calories
25g Fat
18g Carbs
17g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 364
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 25g 32%
Saturated Fat 10g 51%
Cholesterol 103mg 34%
Sodium 749mg 33%
Total Carbohydrate 18g 7%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 17g
Vitamin C 47mg 237%
Calcium 50mg 4%
Iron 3mg 17%
Potassium 434mg 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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