This is an old recipe I got from my late mother-in-law. She got it from a co-worker at a factory in Bloomington, Indiana approximately fifty or sixty years ago.
Mix 1 can of cream of mushroom soup with 1/2 soup can of water until well blended.
Combine the following ingredients:
1/4 cup of the soup mixture
1 lb ground beef
1/4 cup bread or cracker crumbs
2 tbsp minced onion
1 tbsp minced parsley
1 beaten egg
Mix the above ingredients well and shape into meatballs about 1 1/2-inch diameter each. Brown in a skillet in 2 tablespoons of shortening. Pour off the excess drippings. Add the remaining soup mixture to the skillet, cover, and cook over a low heat for about 20-25 minutes. Baste occasionally during cooking.