Right after Hubby and I married, I petitioned my new in-laws for family recipes that would be easy enough for a beginner homebody and my shiny new SIL gave me this treasure. I have made it for years and it's been well received by my peeps.
1 lb. ground beef (I use a little more to stretch this for 6)
1 t. salt
1/8 t. each ground pepper, celery salt, garlic powder
1/2 c. dry bread crumbs*
1/2 c. water
1/2 onion, finely chopped
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1/4 soup can water
Mix meat, seasonings, crumbs, 1/2 c. water and onions. Form into small meatballs. Roll them in flour and brown them in hot oil. Drain them and return to covered skillet. Mix soup with 1/4 can of water and pour over meatballs. Cover and simmer on low 30 minutes while you fix rice and a salad or veggie.
Serve the meatballs over rice.
*Breadcrumbs are easy to do - this container has been refilled many times with my own. I I save the ends of the loaf of bread, toast til very dry, then crush them in a big bowl, or sometimes even use the blender. You can pre-season them, or leave them plain.