mom's beef porcupine meatballs

★★★★★ 1
By Melody Flynn
from Blue Springs, MO

My mom made these for us when we were kids and we loved them.

★★★★★ 1
serves 4-6
prep time 45 Min
cook time 1 Hr 30 Min

Ingredients For mom's beef porcupine meatballs

  • MEATBALLS
  • 1 lb
    ground beef
  • 1/2 c
    uncooked rice (not instant)
  • 1 lg
    egg, slightly beaten
  • 2 tsp
    grated onion
  • 1/2 c
    tomato juice
  • 1 tsp
    salt
  • SAUCE
  • 2 Tbsp
    butter
  • 1/4 c
    onion, minced
  • 1/4 c
    celery, chopped
  • 1/4 c
    green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 can
    10.5 oz tomato soup
  • 1 3/4 c
    water
  • 2 Tbsp
    lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp
    brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1 tsp
    mustard, dry
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt

How To Make mom's beef porcupine meatballs

  • 1
    MEATBALLS In a large bowl add ground beef, rice, egg, 2 teaspoons grated onion, tomato juice and 1 teaspoon salt. Mix well and roll into 1-1/2" balls. Arrange in greased 9x13 casserole dish and set aside.
  • 2
    SAUCE In large skillet, heat butter. Add 1/4 cup minced onion, celery and bell pepper. Saute until tender crisp. Remove from heat and add tomato soup, water, lemon juice, brown sugar, dry mustard and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Return to heat and simmer for five minutes, stirring often. Pour sauce over meatballs, cover and bake at 350 degrees for 1-1/2 hours.

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