These quickly assembled meatballs are simmered in sauce made with condensed tomato and cream of chicken and rice soups. Maybe your kids will love them too!
INGREDIENTS (for 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
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1 egg
- 1/8 cup milk
- 2 slices bread
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.
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.