Easy Porcupine Meatball Recipe
What’s not to love about Easy Porcupine Meatballs? Yummy beefy meatballs cooked with rice in a rich tomato sauce. Pure Family Delicious!
This is an old-fashioned meatball recipe that could stretch the ground beef by adding white rice to ground beef before baking.
What to serve with your porcupine meatballs? We always served mashed potatoes with our meatballs with a little butter and tomato sauce. Even though the meatballs has a little rice which is a starch, the tradition was to serve with a side of potatoes to soak up that delicious tomato gravy.
Don’t forget to put a healthy tossed salad on the table – you can get some suggestions here “what to put in your healthy salad” for some additional salad topping ideas.
A family recipe of scrumptious porcupine meatballs
- 1-1/2 lbs. ground beef
- 1/2 cup uncooked long grain rice
- 1/2 cup chicken broth
- 1/3 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
- 1 small onion finely chopped onion
- 1 large egg
- 2 teaspoons minced garlic (minced in jar)
- 1 teaspoon onion salt
- 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 (15 oz.) can tomato sauce
- 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
In a large bowl, combine the ground beef, rice, chicken broth, egg, parmesan cheese, onion, garlic, onion salt, and pepper. Mix well. Form into 1 & 1/2 inch meatballs. Place the meatballs in a baking dish. In a medium bowl mix together tomato sauce, Worcestershire, and brown sugar. Pour the sauce over the meatballs and cover the baking dish with foil.
Bake in 350 degree oven for 50 minutes. Remove the foil and bake for 15 additional minutes.
We use a smooth ice cream scoop to measure out the beef mixture.
Aim for making all of the meatballs the same size to insure proper cooking.
Try this Easy Porcupine Meatballs recipe for a quick and tasty family meal!
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