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Inside-Out Brussels Sprouts

 Inside-Out Brussels Sprouts
Meet the Cook: There were seven of us children when I was a girl, and I was the second oldest. I began cooking as soon as I could reach the stove and stir a pot. I'm a widow, so I usually make this for large gatherings. It's so quick and easy. The recipe was given to me when my husband and I were caring for foster children who enjoyed beef dishes. I've been fixing it ever since. -Shirley Max,
8-10 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 1-1/4 hours


  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1-1/2 cups uncooked Minute® White Rice
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons garlic salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen brussels sprouts
  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) tomato sauce
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme


  • In a large bowl, combine the first six ingredients and mix well.
  • Shape a scant 1/4 cupful around each frozen brussels sprout to form
  • a meatball.
  • Place in an ungreased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking dish. Combine
  • tomato sauce, water and thyme; pour over meatballs. Cover and bake
  • at 350° for 1 hour and 15 minutes or until meatballs are cooked
  • through. Yield: 8-10 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 276 calories, 12 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 103 mg cholesterol, 527 mg sodium, 18 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 22 g protein.