Porcupine Meatballs Recipe

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Porcupine Meatballs

Paula Collier

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@christmascookie

My Grandma made this on special occasions. We thought they were the coolest!


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Serves:
6
Prep:
45 Min
Cook:
1 Hr

Ingredients

1 1/2 lb
ground chuck
1 tsp
salt and pepper
1/3 c
minced onion
3/4 c
long grain rice (not instant) uncooked
1 tsp
worcestershire sauce
1 large
can crushed tomatoes and it's juice
1 can(s)
large tomato juice or v-8
1 1/2 c
olive oil for browning meatballs

Step-By-Step

1Mix ground chuck, salt and pepper, onion and rice. Form into walnut sized meatballs and brown in olive oil in skillet. Drain and set aside.
2In stockpot, mix tomatoes, tomato juice, and worcestershire sauce. Bring to a boil and drop about 5 meatballs in at a time. When all the meatballs are in, reduce heat to a simmer and cook 45 minutes. Stir only occasionally and carefully as not to break apart meatballs.
3We like to serve the meatballs and sauce on a big 'ol pile of mashed potatoes and a side of green beans. The rice cooks and sticks out of the meatballs, resembling a "porcupine".

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef
Other Tag: Quick & Easy