"Meatballs with rice in them, cooked in tomato soup. Serve with mashed potatoes and beans or on a bed of rice, if desired."


45 m servings 413 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 413 kcal
  • 21%
  • Fat:
  • 21.3 g
  • 33%
  • Carbs:
  • 26.7g
  • 9%
  • Protein:
  • 27.4 g
  • 55%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 110 mg
  • 37%
  • Sodium:
  • 601 mg
  • 24%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a large bowl, combine the beef, rice and egg beat. Mix well with hands, making mixture into medium sized meatballs. Set aside.
  2. Pour soup into a large saucepan, and dilute with 1 can of water. Heat to simmering over medium heat.
  3. Lower heat to low, drop meatballs into soup and simmer for 20 to 30 minutes.
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  1. 63 Ratings


Okay, not bad, but where's the excitement, the color, the zip? To the meat, rice and eggs, add a bit of finely chopped onion and a little parsley. Shape into meatballs and put in single layer ...

My mom called these porquipine balls. They are basically the same thing. There are a few differences from my mom's recipe though. We precook the rice so you don't have the issue with the rice...

I'm giving this three stars because it's a great -base- but it's missing important ingredients. I also know these as porcupines, but the main and most important (to my crew) ingredient is m...

I LOVE THIS RECIPE!!! But----to make them just like my grandma used to, I added a large pinch of cloves, cinnamon, about a tablespoon of sugar, and about a fourth cup of cider vinegar---very Pol...

Bland; very, very bland.

My mom made these and called them porcupine meatballs. She used instant rice and it worked fine. But she made hers just like you make meatloaf with onions, peppers, everything except the tomat...

This was very good...except I modified it a little. I cooked the rice first, and instead of using tomato soup, I used cream of mushroom. As per other reviewers, I also added some seasonings (g...

I give this 4 stars with some revisions as these would be so bland without some seasonings. I mix some minced onion, garlic powder, worchestshire, a little chili powder and some salt and pepper...

I think the kids would like this, but I agree with other reviewers it will need some seasoning! I would also try different soups, eg chicken/mushroom, maybe thick veggie. Would be nice with some...