Aunt Bessie Meatballs are truly a family favorite and are full of veggies. The meatballs are packed with shredded potatoes, carrots, and onions.
Aunt Bessie Meatballs
If you are looking for fun and easy things to make for dinner, my dad’s aunt created this Aunt Bessie Meatballs recipe. It has been a favorite in our family for YEARS. The balls themselves are packed with vegetables, which I love. And they’re full of flavor that everybody loves.
Veggie Packed Dinner
Of all of the things you could make for dinner, this meal is a big thumbs up! This veggie-packed recipe makes one pound of beef go far. You don’t feel guilty eating them knowing there is so much goodness inside! When I was a kid I had no idea how many veggies were in these, and I’m sure your kids won’t realize it either!
Make It With These
Several of our delicious meatball recipes can incorporate Aunt Bessie’s version of meatballs. Check out some of these options, and consider the substitution to make the meal even healthier and more filling.
- Sweet and Spicy Slow Cooker Meatballs are sure to be a crowd favorite. Sweet with a little kick, they’re perfect for game day or any day!
- Crock Pot Sweet and Sour Meatballs are great for a weeknight meal when you don’t have a lot of time but you want to make something your family is going to love.
- Easiest Instant Pot Meatballs definitely live up to their name. No browning or sauteeing. Just throw them in and be amazed by the results.
Something on the Side
If you’re looking for ideas to serve on the side of this great recipe, you might want to consider adding some rice. Rice rounds out the meatball meal and is a great complement to the entire meal. Try Easy Garden Vegetable Rice, or Lemon Rice for an added zip of flavor. Maybe you’re in the mood for a quick Stovetop Rice Pilaf with Orzo. The possibilties are endless.
How to Make Aunt Bessie Meatballs
- Preaheat oven to 375 degrees. Mix meatball ingredients together. Roll into fairly large meatballs and place in a lightly greased 9 x 13 baking dish or large casserole (you will have to put them pretty close together and that's ok). Bake for 25-30 minutes (you can also brown them in a skillet instead of baking them but I am all about putting in the least amount of effort). Mix sauce ingredients together in a medium sized mixing bowl and mix with a whisk until creamy. After meatballs are browned, pour sauce evenly over the meatballs and place back in the oven for another 15-20 minutes (or until sides are hot and bubbly). Serve over rice.
- 9x13 inch pan