Mom's Beef Porcupine Meatballs

Melody Flynn


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


★★★★★ 1 vote

45 Min
1 Hr 30 Min



  • 1 lb
    ground beef
  • 1/2 c
    uncooked rice (not instant)
  • 1 large
    egg, slightly beaten
  • 2 tsp
    grated onion
  • 1/2 c
    tomato juice
  • 1 tsp

  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1/4 c
    onion, minced
  • 1/4 c
    celery, chopped
  • 1/4 c
    green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 can(s)
    10.5 oz tomato soup
  • 1 3/4 c
  • 2 Tbsp
    lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp
    brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1 tsp
    mustard, dry
  • 1/2 tsp

How to Make Mom's Beef Porcupine 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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Course/Dish: Beef
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