Porcupine Meatballs

Emma

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Porcupine Meatballs

Porcupine Meatballs recipe for a delightful twist on traditional meatballs. Made with ground beef, tender white rice, and a homemade red sauce, it’s a crowd-pleaser!

Ingredients:

  • 15 ounces tomato sauce
  • 1 cup water, divided
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 cup long-grain white rice, uncooked
  • 1/3 cup chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 2 tablespoons Canola Oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped (for garnish, optional)

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together tomato sauce, 1/2 cup water, brown sugar, and Worcestershire sauce until the sugar dissolves. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, combine rice, 1/2 cup water, onion, salt, garlic powder, black pepper, and paprika. Mix thoroughly.
  4. Add ground beef and canola oil to the rice mixture, incorporating the ingredients throughout.
  5. Roll and mold the meat mixture into 1-2 tablespoon-sized meatballs and place them in a 9×13 baking dish, spaced about 1 inch apart.
  6. Pour the prepared red sauce over the meatballs, shaking the dish gently to distribute the sauce evenly.
  7. Cover the baking dish with foil and bake for 30 minutes. Then, remove the foil and bake for an additional 30-35 minutes until the meatballs are cooked through.
  8. Garnish the porcupine meatballs with chopped parsley (optional) and serve immediately.
Porcupine Meatballs

Nutrition Information: 

Calories: 48 kcal | 

Carbohydrates: 4g | 

Protein: 4g | 

Fat: 2g | 

Saturated Fat: 1g | 

Cholesterol: 9mg | 

Sodium: 161mg | 

Sugar: 1g | 

Fiber: 1g | 

Calcium: 6mg | 

Iron: 1mg

Notes:

  • These meatballs pair well with mashed potatoes or pasta for a hearty meal.
  • Leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator and reheated in the microwave or oven for a quick and tasty meal.
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Porcupine Meatballs

Porcupine Meatballs

Try our fun Porcupine Meatballs—ground beef and rice delights, simmered in homemade red sauce for a uniquely delicious experience! 🍝😋

  • Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x

Ingredients

Scale
  • 15 ounces tomato sauce
  • 1 cup water, divided
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 cup long-grain white rice, uncooked
  • 1/3 cup chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 2 tablespoons Canola Oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped (for garnish, optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Mix tomato sauce, 1/2 cup water, brown sugar, and Worcestershire sauce in a bowl.
  3. In another bowl, combine rice, remaining water, onion, salt, garlic powder, pepper, and paprika.
  4. Add ground beef and oil to rice mixture and form into meatballs.
  5. Place meatballs in a baking dish and cover with sauce.
  6. Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes, then uncover and bake for an additional 30-35 minutes.
  7. Garnish with parsley and serve.

Notes

  • Serve with mashed potatoes or pasta.
  • Store leftovers in the refrigerator and reheat as needed.
  • Author: Emma
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Category: Main Course
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 meatball
  • Calories: 48 kcal
  • Sugar: 1g
  • Sodium: 161mg
  • Fat: 2g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Carbohydrates: 4g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Protein: 4g
  • Cholesterol: 9mg

Keywords: Porcupine Meatballs, Ground Beef, Rice, Red Sauce

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