Homemade Porcupine Balls with Gravy, Millie's

Millie Johnson


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 vote
10 Min
25 Min
Stove Top



1 lb
ground beef
1/2 c
rice (i used parboiled)
1/2 c
1 large
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
1/4 tsp
black pepper
1/2 tsp
garlic powder
1 Tbsp
parsley flakes


3 1/2 c
beef stock (beef broth will be ok)
1/4 c
2 Tbsp
corn starch
1/4 tsp
garlic powder
1/4 tsp
onion powder
1/4 tsp
black pepper


1In 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.
2In a large pot or skillet, brown meatballs on all sides. Remove from pan and pour out the grease.
3Pour 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.
4Remove 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 !

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #easy, #Meatballs, #tasty