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mom's meatball and rice dinner

★★★★★ 1
a recipe by
Deanna Rodgers
Brighton, TN

This is a casserole my mom made when we were growing up. I don't have any idea where she got the recipe, I just know it was the one thing I would always ask her to make for me. I still make it but as empty nesters I cut the recipe in half. The onions give it a unique flavor. It is so easy to make and just a few ingredients are needed. Hope you will try it and enjoy.

★★★★★ 1
serves 6-8
prep time 30 Min
cook time 2 Hr

Ingredients For mom's meatball and rice dinner

  • 1 c
    rice, reglar uncooked
  • 5 c
    tomato juice
  • 1 c
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 6 sm
    onions, peeled and cut in quarters
  • 2 1/2 lb
    ground beef, very lean

How To Make mom's meatball and rice dinner

  • 1
    Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Spray or grease a large deep baking dish.
  • 2
    Combine tomato juice, water, ketchup, salt, and pepper. Stir gently just to combine the ingredients. Pour into the prepared dish.
  • 3
    Make the ground beef into meatballs the size of a walnut. Add the uncooked meatballs, onions and uncooked rice to the tomato juice mixture in the baking dish. Cover with foil and bake 2 to 2-1/2 hours or until rice is tender at 350 degrees. Gently stir once or twice during baking, being careful not to break up the meatballs.
  • 4
    Be careful when stirring not to burn yourself.

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