Porcupine Meat Balls

Colleen Sowa


This is an old recipe that our family loves. We make the meatballs this way with tomato soup... and also make a beef gravy sauce... either way is very good!

The name Porcupine Meatballs comes from the addition of the minute rice.



★★★★★ 2 votes

Many meatballs
25 Min
1 Hr 35 Min


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  • 3 lb
    ground beef
  • 1 lb
    bulk pork sausage
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 tsp
    ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    poultry seasoning
  • 1 1/4 c
    minute rice
  • 2 large
    onions (minced fine)

  • 1 can(s)
    family size tomato soup
  • 1/2 can(s)

How to Make Porcupine Meat Balls


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix together well the meatball ingredients. Form into 1 - inch meatballs and put into large baking pan (raw).
  3. Mix together the tomato soup and water. Pour over the meatballs in the baking pan.
  4. Bake 1-1/2 hours, basting the meatballs with the sauce frequently.

    ***It is done when meatballs are cooked and the rice is tender.

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About Porcupine Meat Balls

Course/Dish: Beef, Gravies, Meat Appetizers
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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