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Kid's Favorite Meatballs

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"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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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr

    1 hr 30 mins


  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.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 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.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 24, 2003



36 Ratings

Dec 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.

Jun 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.

Feb 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.

Sep 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!

Nov 16, 2011

I did not like these at all.

May 13, 2006

I love these meatballs! I make them quite often. We serve them over rice. As leftovers we eat them as meatball sandwiches, messy, but Deliciouse!


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  • Calories
  • 364 kcal
  • 18%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 18 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 103 mg
  • 34%
  • Fat
  • 24.9 g
  • 38%
  • Fiber
  • 1.6 g
  • 6%
  • Protein
  • 17.3 g
  • 35%
  • Sodium
  • 749 mg
  • 30%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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