Rating: 4.5 stars
11 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

My dad created this recipe in college. And has been a family favorite ever since! For added flavor, add seasoning salt to beef, or use bison.

Recipe Summary

cook:
35 mins
total:
45 mins
prep:
10 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 meatballs
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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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  • Mix ground beef, rice, onion, and egg together in a bowl with your hands; shape into tennis-ball sized balls.

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  • Stir tomato sauce and water together in a large pot; bring too a boil. Gently lie meatballs into the sauce, place cover on the pot, and reduce heat to medium-low.

  • Cook until meatballs are no longer pink in the center, about 35 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read 160 degrees F (70 degrees C).

  • Put meatballs on a plate, cut each into halves, and ladle sauce over the meatballs to serve.

Editor's Note:

Sodium content varies across brands of tomato sauce, so if you use a no-salt-added sauce, you may want to add salt to the meatballs. Add 3/4 teaspoon salt to the ground beef in step 1.

Nutrition Facts

246 calories; protein 16.8g; carbohydrates 21.8g; fat 10.2g; cholesterol 74.6mg; sodium 745mg. Full Nutrition
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