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Easy Meatballs


Recipe Notes

  • Try using uncooked quick cooking or old fashioned rolled oats instead of rice!



Kid friendly


1 pound
lean ground beef (15% fat)
1⁄2 cup
uncooked brown or white rice
2⁄3 cup
nonfat or 1% milk
egg, slightly beaten
1⁄2 cup
chopped onion (1⁄2 medium onion)
1⁄2 cup
shredded carrot
1⁄2 teaspoon
1⁄4 teaspoon
1 can
(10.5 ounces) condensed soup (try tomato, cream of mushroom or other flavors)
3⁄4 cup
nonfat or 1% milk


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly spray or oil a shallow baking dish (9" x 13" x 2") with cooking spray.
  2. Combine beef, rice, milk, egg, onion, carrot, salt and pepper. Use a spoon to form 24 meatballs and place in baking dish.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine soup and milk to make the sauce. Mix well. Pour sauce over meatballs.
  4. Cover pan tightly with foil. Bake for 1 hour.
  5. Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.


  • Try using uncooked quick cooking or old fashioned rolled oats instead of rice!
Easy Meatballs
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 1 hour
Makes: 24 meatballs
Nutrition Facts: View Label
Last updated: 09/12/20

2 Comments for "Easy Meatballs"

Great recipe; I make these meatballs often for my family.  If you prefer whole grains like I do, I recommend using instant brown rice in this recipe.  The regular brown rice remains crunchy after one hour and if you bake it longer, it dries out the meatballs.  Instead of condensed soup, I simply spoon a jar of pasta sauce over the top of the meatballs before baking.  

My family raved about these! I didn't have onions or carrots on hand so I used frozen peas. And I didn't have condensed soup so I used the following in place of it: 8 oz can tomato sauce + 1T cornstarch + 1T sugar + 1/2 t salt.