Betty's "Aussie" Porcupine Meatballs

Betty's Aussie Porcupine Meatballs Recipe

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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.


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20 Min
1 Hr


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

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About Betty's "Aussie" Porcupine Meatballs

Course/Dish: Casseroles
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Australian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy For Kids

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