Porcupine Balls

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Servings: 4-6
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 1 hour
Difficulty: Easy

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1 pound 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-ounce) can diced tomatoes with juice
1 (14-ounce) can beef broth

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

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!

Cook’s Note: Let an adult help you remove the dish from the oven with oven mitts or hot pads. When you remove the foil, steam will come out, so be careful!

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By Anonymous on September 26, 2010

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My Dad did most of the cooking in the house.Mix together the hamburger with bread crumbs,eggs,onions,salt & pepper,and rice.Form into meatballs.The big kicker is to use a pressure cooker! Put in the meatballs,fresh cut potatoes, fresh carrots,and fresh turnip.Add 2 cans of tomato soup and one can of water.Follow the directions on the pressure cooker. Done in minutes!

By Anonymous on September 14, 2010

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By Anonymous on August 24, 2010

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By Anonymous on August 17, 2010

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My mother in law gave me a porcupine meatball recipe and it is to die for. try this, you'll love it 1 lb lean gr beef, 10 saltine crackers 1 cup minute rice uncooked, 1 egg,3/4 c. chopped onion. 1 can campbells tomato soup. Add all ingredients together, except soup. Form into 1" balls and place into dutch oven. Pour can of tomato soup and one can of water over them. Cover, cook on med until done.(30 min)mashed potatoes go grat with these. Now these are porcupine meatsballs Mama's way!

By Anonymous on July 02, 2010

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i just made this dish tonight. extremely bland. i wouldn't cook it again.

By Anonymous on June 11, 2010

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THIS RECIPE IS DIFFERENT ITS AN AQUIRED TASTE, YOU COULD COOK THE RICE FIRST THEN MIX THE MEAT AND SPICES TOGETHER LET THAT COOK FOR 30MIN THEN ADD CREAM OF MUSHROOM SOUP FOR A GRAVY SAUCE, LET COOK FOR 30-45 MIN. YUMMY NOW THATS MY GRANDMOTHERS RECIPE

By Anonymous on February 13, 2010

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Yummy! My family love these so much. Fun meal for my kids.

By Anonymous on January 08, 2010

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just like my mother-in-law used to make I will make again and add more to the meatball mix in the way of spices but the sauce was great everything was cooked and a blast from the past comfort food. Very fun Thanks!

By Anonymous on December 19, 2009

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This recipe is intended for a less mature pallet. That being said, please feel free to add any seasoning you and your family would love. The rice was a regular uncooked rice. If having trouble with the rice not cooking thoroughly, try making your balls smaller or add a 1/2 C more beef broth. It is a fun recipe to do with your children. Please give it another shot! Libbie Summers, Online Food Editor

By Anonymous on December 15, 2009

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Absolutely horrible. I let the kids help me make it - they were so excited. It came out of the oven - looked beautiful. I dished it up, everyone sat down and took a bite - the rice was not done - yucky, cruncy, rice. We threw the whole mess out and had to go out for fast food. I followed the recipe exactly. In retrospect - perhaps Paula used quick cooking rice?? If that is the case it would be nice if the recipe said so.

By Anonymous on December 15, 2009

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