Mom's Meatball and Rice Dinner

Mom's Meatball And Rice Dinner Recipe

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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.

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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

How to Make Mom's Meatball and Rice Dinner


  • 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.

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About Mom's Meatball and Rice Dinner

Course/Dish: Beef
Other Tag: Quick & Easy