Brown Gravy Porcupine Meatballs

Paula Todora


Very easy meal idea, made with boxed Rice-A-Roni, packaged brown gravy and 1 pound ground beef. Everyone loves this easy homecooked recipe.


★★★★★ 1 vote

15 Min
40 Min
Stove Top


  • 1 lb
    lean ground beef
  • 1 box
    beef rice-a-roni
  • 1
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1 pkg
    dry brown gravy mix
  • 1 1/2 c
    water, plus an additional 1/2 cup
  • 1/2 tsp
    black pepper

How to Make Brown Gravy Porcupine Meatballs


  1. In a large bowl mix ground beef, rice mixture from Rice-A-Roni, half a packet of the seasoning mix from the Rice-A-Roni and the egg. Shape into medium size meatballs.
  2. Heat a large nonstick skillet on medium high and add oil. Add meatballs and brown on all sides. Turn heat down to medium low, cover with lid, and continue to cook until cooked through, about 7-9 minutes.
  3. In a large measuring cup or bowl, measure water and add gravy mix. Mix with fork or whisk and add to meatballs in the pan. Turn heat to low, cover and cook 35-40 minutes or until rice is cooked, stirring occasionally and adding additional 1/2 cup water gradually as needed if gravy becomes too thick.
  4. During the last couple of minutes of cooking, add black pepper. Serve with mashed potatoes, topping with gravy.

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About Brown Gravy Porcupine Meatballs

Course/Dish: Beef
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: For Kids
Hashtags: #rice, #beef, #gravy

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