Porcupine Meatballs Recipe and how to guide

07/21/2014 5:01 pm · 4 comments

by Sarah A Thrifty Mom

porcupine meatball recipe

You will need (makes 20 meatballs, prep and cook time about 1 hour)

  • 1 lb ground beef (I used 93% lean)
  • 1/4 cup raw  rice (yes hard and uncooked)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup finely diced green bell pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Pinch or pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 (10  ounce) can tomato sauce  (spaghetti sauce)
  • 1 1/4 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

In a bowl combine:

  • 1 lb ground beef (i used 93% lean)
  • 1/4 cup raw  rice (yes hard and uncooked)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup finely diced green bell pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Pinch or pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

Mix well and ad to a large skillet (try to use one with 2 inch sides so it does not bubble over)  Form balls or use a scoop to make 20 1 inch meatballs.

Cook meatballs on medium heat in pan for 1-2 minutes on each side. (total cook time of about 2-3 minutes)

Turn heat down to low,  and ad

  • 1 (10  ounce) can tomato sauce  (spaghetti sauce)
  • 1 1/4 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
Place a lid on pot (make sure you cover them) and simmer on LOW for 45 minutes or till rice is cooked all the way thru.  Stir a few times to prevent burning, and if need ad a bit more water if sauce gets to thick.  Hope you enjoy!

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Leigh
Leigh

We make these at our house using a big can of tomato soup. Yummy!!

Karen
Karen

I was raised on these things! I asked a girl friend at least a year ago had she ever heard of them...I kept saying meatballs made with rice! Thank you, thank you! By the way...you looked HOT in the grocery Store shoot! LOVE your hair!!! Makes me laugh thinking about the post y'all did with all the "Do's"

Courtney
Courtney

This is so funny. I am a member on another site for pregnant women, women trying to concieve and mommies and some one just posted something on there the other day about Porcupine Balls (as she called them) just the other day. I deff want to give this a try!

Sharla A
Sharla A

So funny that you posted about porcupine meatballs. We call them porcupine loaves, put cheese in ours, make our own sauce from scratch and bake em!! And we just had them last night and today for lunch as leftovers. We LOVE em!!!

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