Belgian Oven Dinner


  • 1 lb. hamburger
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped onions
  • 1/4 cup corn meal
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dry mustard
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 1 1/2 cups canned or cooked tomatoes
  • 6 small potatoes
  • 6 carrots
  • 6 small onions


  1. Combine first 10 ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Shape into 12 balls
  3. Roll in flour
  4. Brown in hot shortening in skillet;

Add remaining flour & Tomatoes; Place quartered raw potatoes, halved carrots, & whole small onions (6 of each) in the meatball dish.

Cover and bake in a very hot oven (450°F) for 35-45 minutes; —–

Notes: 1. The meatball portion of the recipe is Belgian Meatballs;

This recipe is from Margaret Fouch’s (Tom’s late mother); it is believed to have originated in a 1930s cookbook called “Aunt Jenny’s Favorite Recipes”. This cookbook can sometimes be found in antique stores;

This was Tom’s special Birthday meal choice most years; Per serving (excluding unknown items): 389 Calories; 20g Fat (45% calories from fat); 13g Protein; 42g Carbohydrate; 32mg Cholesterol; 719mg Sodium Source: Margaret Fouch

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