Porcupine Balls Recipe by Paula Deen

Level: Easy

Time: 70 MINUTES

1 ratings


  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1 1/2 cups uncooked white rice, divided
  • 1 teaspoon dried onion
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 (14.5 oz) can diced tomatoes with juice
  • 1 (14 oz) can beef broth


Preheat the oven to 350°.


Put the ground beef into a mixing bowl. Measure 1/2 cup of the rice and put it in with the meat. Mix it all together with your clean hands. Form the mixture into 8 or 9 golf ball-size balls.


In a large casserole dish, add the remaining rice, dried onion, salt, Italian seasoning, diced tomatoes and beef broth. Stir together with the spoon and top with the meatballs.


Cover the dish tightly with foil and bake for about 1 hour. The rice in the meatballs will have puffed up all around the meat, and your meatballs will look like little porcupines!


Porcupine Balls


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1 Review

Melissa 10/28/2014
Great recipe! br

Great recipe! brings back memories of my momma making them for us! :)

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