Hedgehog Meatballs


This quick and easy recipe for hedgehog meatballs requires just five ingredients and can be on the table in under 45 minutes. Made with a mixture of ground beef and rice, these tomato soup-simmered meatballs can be served over mashed potatoes or rice if desired.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
40 mins


  • 2 ¼ pounds ground beef

  • ¾ cup uncooked long-grain white rice

  • 1 large egg, beaten

  • 1 (23 ounce) can condensed tomato soup

  • 23 fluid ounces water


  1. Mix beef, rice, and egg together in a large bowl with your hands until well combined. Form into 1-inch meatballs.

  2. Pour condensed soup into a large saucepan. Fill the can with water, swirl, and pour into the saucepan. Bring to a simmer over medium heat.

  3. Reduce the heat to low. Gently drop meatballs into the pan and simmer until no longer pink in the center, 20 to 30 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 160 degrees F (70 degrees C).

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

413 Calories
21g Fat
27g Carbs
27g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 413
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 21g 27%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 110mg 37%
Sodium 601mg 26%
Total Carbohydrate 27g 10%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 27g
Vitamin C 48mg 241%
Calcium 21mg 2%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 219mg 5%

* 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.