homemade porcupine balls with gravy, millie's

★★★★★ 1 Review
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By Millie Johnson
from Valley Head, AL

This is my made from scratch recipe that turned out delicious ! My hubby loved them ! These has plenty of flavor without all the processed junk. I'm sure it will be a hit with your family as well. *I found the broke up vermicelli in the Mexican section at the grocery store.

★★★★★ 1 Review
serves 4
prep time 10 Min
cook time 25 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For homemade porcupine balls with gravy, millie's

  • MEATBALLS
  • 1 lb
    ground beef
  • 1/2 c
    rice (i used parboiled)
  • 1/2 c
    vermicelli
  • 1 lg
    beaten egg
  • 1 Tbsp
    dried minced onion
  • 1 tsp
    worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Tbsp
    moore's marinade or dale sauce
  • 1/4 tsp
    celery seed
  • 3/4 - 1 tsp
    salt
  • 1/4 tsp
    black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 1 Tbsp
    parsley flakes
  • GRAVY
  • 3 1/2 c
    beef stock (beef broth will be ok)
  • 1/4 c
    water
  • 2 Tbsp
    corn starch
  • 1/4 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp
    onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp
    black pepper

How To Make homemade porcupine balls with gravy, millie's

  • 1
    In a large bowl add ground beef, beaten egg, Worcestershire sauce, Moore's marinade, dried minced onion, garlic powder, celery seed, salt, pepper, parsley, rice and vermicelli. Mix well, then make into golf ball sized meatballs.
  • 2
    In a large pot or skillet, brown meatballs on all sides. Remove from pan and pour out the grease.
  • 3
    Pour beef stock into the hot pot. Make sure you get all the little bits on the bottom stirred up. (deglaze pan) Now, add black pepper, garlic and onion powders and stir. Return meatballs to pot, bring to a boil, reduce heat and cover. Cook for 25 minutes.
  • 4
    Remove lid, increase heat and bring to a rolling boil. In a cup or small bowl add water and cornstarch and stir. Add this to pot and stir well. Return to boil for a minute. Taste and add salt or pepper if needed. Enjoy !

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