Porcupine Meatballs

Shirley Murtagh


Another really good recipe that I have been making for years. My son really loved them as a kid and still does. He makes them now for my grandchildren.
Again this super easy recipe comes from the "Better Homes and Gardens" cookbook c1969
I have added one extra ingredient to this recipe "garlic cloves" Please give it a try. Great with baked potatoes. Oh yes, I still make this recipe today for my husband and I.


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10 Min
40 Min
Stove Top


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    1 beaten egg
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    1 103/4 oz.can of condensed tomato soup
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    1/4 cup uncooked long grain rice
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    2 tbsp finely chopped onion
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    2 garlic cloves finely chopped (optional)
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    1 tbsp snipped parsley
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    1/2 tsp salt
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    dash of pepper
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    1 lb lean ground beef (i use 1 l/2 lbs)
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    1 tsp worchestershire sauce

How to Make Porcupine Meatballs


  1. Combine egg, 1/4 cup of the tomato soup, and next 5 ingredients add chopped garlic cloves if using
  2. Add beef; Mix well
  3. Shape into 20 meatballs
  4. Place in skillet
  5. Mix remaining soup, 1/2 cup of water and Worchestershire sauce
  6. Pour over meatballs
  7. Bring to a boil; reduce heat
  8. Simmer covered, for 40 minutes, stirring often
  9. Makes 4 or 5 servings

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About Porcupine Meatballs

Course/Dish: Casseroles
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Canadian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids
Hashtag: #Meatballs

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