Reuben Meatballs Recipe

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Reuben Meatballs Recipe
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Reuben Meatballs Recipe

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Meet the Cook: Those who like the taste of Reuben sandwiches and sauerkraut are sure to savor these distinctive meatballs. The recipe was given to me by a good friend, Helga Stremel, who is from Germany and is a wonderful cook. -Irlana Waggoner, Hays, Kansas
MAKES:
5 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1 hour
MAKES:
5 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1 hour

Ingredients

  • 1 egg
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2/3 cup soft bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup cooked rice
  • 1-1/2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 2 cups sauerkraut, rinsed and well drained
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons caraway seeds
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
  • 1/2 cup Thousand Island salad dressing
  • 1/4 cup shredded Swiss cheese
  • Rye bread, optional

Directions

In a bowl, combine the egg, onion, bread crumbs, parsley, salt and pepper. Stir in rice. Crumble beef over the mixture and mix well. Shape into 15 balls. Place meatballs on a greased rack in a shallow baking pan. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 15-20 minutes or until browned; drain.
Transfer meatballs to an ungreased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Arrange sauerkraut over meatballs; sprinkle with caraway seeds. Combine soup and salad dressing; spread over the top.
Cover and bake for 35-45 minutes or until meat is no longer pink. Uncover; sprinkle with Swiss cheese. Bake 10 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Serve with rye bread if desired. Yield: 5 servings.
Originally published as Reuben Meatballs in Country Woman September/October 1999, p31

Nutritional Facts

3 each: 455 calories, 25g fat (8g saturated fat), 141mg cholesterol, 1408mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 3g fiber), 32g protein.

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  • 1 egg
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2/3 cup soft bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup cooked rice
  • 1-1/2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 2 cups sauerkraut, rinsed and well drained
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons caraway seeds
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
  • 1/2 cup Thousand Island salad dressing
  • 1/4 cup shredded Swiss cheese
  • Rye bread, optional
  1. In a bowl, combine the egg, onion, bread crumbs, parsley, salt and pepper. Stir in rice. Crumble beef over the mixture and mix well. Shape into 15 balls. Place meatballs on a greased rack in a shallow baking pan. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 15-20 minutes or until browned; drain.
  2. Transfer meatballs to an ungreased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Arrange sauerkraut over meatballs; sprinkle with caraway seeds. Combine soup and salad dressing; spread over the top.
  3. Cover and bake for 35-45 minutes or until meat is no longer pink. Uncover; sprinkle with Swiss cheese. Bake 10 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Serve with rye bread if desired. Yield: 5 servings.
Originally published as Reuben Meatballs in Country Woman September/October 1999, p31

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sgronholz User ID: 1473861 221257
Reviewed Feb. 24, 2015

"My husband and I really enjoyed these meatballs. I followed the recipe as printed, with two minor changes: I used 1# of ground beef instead of 1 1/2# and made mini meatballs instead of the large ones. The topping really makes the recipe and my husband can't wait for me to make this again!"

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Kari174 User ID: 7857689 30080
Reviewed Jun. 26, 2014

"My family loves this!!!"

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cheesecakemaven User ID: 5666615 80732
Reviewed Jul. 30, 2011

"I loved this recipe, though I used corn flake crumbs instead of bread crumbs it adds just a hint of sweetness which plays nicely with the sauerkraut. Love this recipe."

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LoriAnnSeethaler User ID: 4589370 25443
Reviewed Mar. 13, 2010

"I used lean ground pork and the meatballs were amazing I doubled the sauerkraut to 2 cans, used 2 cans of soup and thousand Island and it was really good. Very good recipe very easy."

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jcpittsy User ID: 249109 30064
Reviewed Dec. 22, 2009

"I LOVED this..didn't change a thing would make this again and again..thanks for the recipe"

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2bmwmom User ID: 3542136 203288
Reviewed Dec. 6, 2008

"We love reubens and will definetly try these."

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jcpittsy User ID: 249109 34863
Reviewed Dec. 5, 2008

"I just made this for dinner...WOW it was delious ! my hubby and daughter loved it..was very tasty..just like a reuben I will definately make this again"

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