Mom's Meatball And Rice Dinner Recipe

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Mom's Meatball and Rice Dinner

Deanna Rodgers


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 vote
30 Min
2 Hr


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


1Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Spray or grease a large deep baking dish.
2Combine tomato juice, water, ketchup, salt, and pepper. Stir gently just to combine the ingredients. Pour into the prepared dish.
3Make 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.
4Be careful when stirring not to burn yourself.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef
Other Tag: Quick & Easy