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betty's "aussie" porcupine meatballs

Recipe by
Betty Bramanis

I was given this recipe by my Grade 7 Home Ec. Teacher well over 20 years ago and have been making it ever since. Only an few ingredients and a true family favourite. I always double this as I have 6 to feed every night including 3 sons and a truck driver husband.

yield 4 -5
prep time 20 Min
cook time 1 Hr
method Bake

Ingredients For betty's "aussie" porcupine meatballs

  • 1 lb (500g) minced beef
  • 1 small-ish onion diced fine
  • 1/3 cup uncooked white rice
  • 1/2 tablespoon mixed herbs
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 tin tomato soup
  • 1 soup tin of water

How To Make betty's "aussie" porcupine meatballs

  • 1
    Pre-heat your oven to 350oF/180oC. In a large bowl use your hands to mix the minced beef, rice, egg, garlic and herbs. Form into meatballs (a little smaller than a golf ball) and place into a GREASED casserole dish with a lid.
  • 2
    Grab a pot and combine the soup and water, stir well and heat until almost boiling.
  • 3
    Use the back of a wooden spoon to pour the soup mixture over the meatballs (this prevents the meatballs from breaking up and becoming a mush pile)
  • 4
    Pop on the lid and slide the dish into the oven and bake for 1 hour. Serve with mashed potatoes or creamy polenta.