This recipe using cream soup is from a Mennonite cookbook Our Daily Bread. We really liked this recipe – the timing was perfect – plenty of time to do something else while it bakes unattended – Bake potatoes on the side? Sunday dinner? My covered pink pyrex casserole was made for recipes like this. We even enjoyed the leftovers the next day.
1 Pound Ground Beef -- lean
1/2 Cup Rice -- uncooked long grain
1/4 Cup Water
1/4 Cup Onion – finely chopped
1/2 Teaspoon Salt
1/2 Teaspoon Dried Thyme
1/4 Teaspoon Pepper
1 can Cream of Celery or Mushroom Soup or Tomato Soup
½ cup water
Heat oven to 375°. In medium bowl, lightly mix together all meatball ingredients. Form mixture into 12 meatballs. I used my muffin scoop, a size 24.
Place in 11 x 7" baking dish.
In medium bowl, stir together all sauce ingredients; pour over meatballs. Cover; bake for 1 hour 15 minutes or until rice is tender.
4 -6 servings. $ 3.40 or 85¢ per serving.
Per Serving: 461 Calories; 30g Fat (59.9% calories from fat); 22g Protein; 24g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 96mg Cholesterol; 728mg Sodium. Exchanges: 1 Grain(Starch); 2 1/2 Lean Meat; 1 Vegetable; 4 1/2 Fat; 0 Other Carbohydrates.
*I might use 3/4 cup of water in the sauce next time for more gravy.