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Melinda's Porcupine Meatballs

Rated as 4.3 out of 5 Stars
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"This is, by far, the best recipe for porcupine meatballs I have ever had. This is a recipe that was given to my mom when she married back in 1970. The recipe also includes cooking directions for stovetop cooking or cooking in the oven. Hope you enjoy as much as our family does."
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Ingredients

1 h 10 m servings 319
Original recipe yields 4 servings

Directions

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  1. Mix the ground beef, rice, 1/2 cup water, onion, salt, celery salt, garlic powder, and black pepper in a bowl. Roll the mixture into 12 meatballs.
  2. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and add the meatballs. Cook meatballs, turning occasionally, until evenly browned. Drain and discard any excess grease. Pour the tomato sauce, 1 cup water, and Worcestershire sauce into the skillet; reduce heat to medium-low. Cover and simmer until the meatballs are no longer pink in the center and the rice is tender, about 45 minutes. Stir in more water if the sauce becomes too dry.

Footnotes

  • Cook's Note:
  • Oven Directions: Place meatballs in square baking dish, 8X8X2 inches. Mix remaining ingredients; pour over meatballs. Cover and cook in 350 degree oven for 45 minutes. Uncover and cook 15 minutes longer.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 319 calories; 13.7 26.1 22.2 69 1415 Full nutrition

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Only 4 stars, as is.... But I modified to our family's taste and they became a 5 star. I think there was a tad too much water... the mixture was too loose. So I added an egg. I also added some w...

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I don't know what everyone else is tasting, but I did not care for this recipe at all. Some very simple changes give it 4 stars for me: Instead of tomato sauce, use tomato soup. Instead of W s...

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Only 4 stars, as is.... But I modified to our family's taste and they became a 5 star. I think there was a tad too much water... the mixture was too loose. So I added an egg. I also added some w...

solidly good porcupine recipe! I doubled it and followed the directions exactly and it came out perfect.

have made for years, always a favorite when kids were home! Use the oven method

I've made this recipe for 35 years and it's one of my family's favorites. I think I got it from my Betty Crocker cook book. My kids all requested the recipe when they moved out and now make it f...

I don't know what everyone else is tasting, but I did not care for this recipe at all. Some very simple changes give it 4 stars for me: Instead of tomato sauce, use tomato soup. Instead of W s...

Thank you for this delicious recipe! Try it with bloody Mary mix!

This exact recipe was in a cookbook my mother gave me when I moved out on my own, and I've been making it for nearly 30 years (sans the celery salt, which I'm not fond of). It has always been a ...

Use instant rice.

I added quinoa instead of rice and it was an instant hit!