Porcupine Meatballs

Traci Coleman


From Tommy's Great-Grandma Florine's recipe stash! Thanks, Auntie Mart!


★★★★★ 2 votes



Add to Grocery List


15 ozz can(s)
tomato sauce
1/2 can(s)
salt & pepper to taste
1/2 tsp
italian seasoning (or combination of basil, thyme and oregano)
a couple shakes of celery salt
1/4 tsp
1/4 tsp
chili powder
1/4 tsp
garlic powder


1 lb
1/3 c
rice (any kind except for instant)
1/3 c
chopped onion
salt & pepper
1/4 tsp
chili powder
1/4 tsp
garlic powder
1/2 c
finely chopped green, yellow or orange bell pepper (optional)

How to Make Porcupine Meatballs


  • 1In large skillet, add tomato sauce, water, salt and pepper, Italian seasonings, celery salt, sugar, chilli powder and garlic powder. Cook over medium heat while preparing meatballs. Turn heat down when sauce starts to cook.
  • 2To make meatballs, combine all meatball ingredients in a bowl. Form into walnut-sized meatballs. Place into tomato sauce, cover and cook for about 1/2 hour on medium heat.
  • 3Watch to make sure sauce doesn't get too thick or start to stick to pan. If it does, add a touch more water.

Printable Recipe Card

About Porcupine Meatballs

Course/Dish: Beef

Show 19 Comments & Reviews

22 A+ Back-to-school Recipes

22 A+ Back-To-School Recipes

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

It's time to go back, back, back to school again! Check out these quick and easy dinner recipes that the entire family (yes, we said entire family...even the picky eaters)...