Porcupine Meatballs II

Porcupine Meatballs II


"Simple and delicious. Beef meatballs with rice, simmered in tomato soup. Great for a fast meal on a busy schedule."


45 m servings 462 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 462 kcal
  • 23%
  • Fat:
  • 17.2 g
  • 26%
  • Carbs:
  • 52.3g
  • 17%
  • Protein:
  • 22.9 g
  • 46%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 68 mg
  • 23%
  • Sodium:
  • 721 mg
  • 29%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a medium mixing bowl, combine the tomato soup and the water. Mix thoroughly and set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the ground beef, instant rice, onion, salt, pepper and 1/2 cup of the soup mixture. Mix thoroughly, and shape into 1 inch balls.
  3. Place meatballs in a large skillet over medium heat. Pour in the remaining soup mixture and bring to a boil. Simmer for 15 to 20 minutes or until meatballs are thoroughly browned and rice is cooked.
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  1. 111 Ratings


I made mine in the oven with a few minor changes to this recipe. I substituted one small fresh chopped onion, added some garlic powder and an egg and used 2 cans of soup instead of one. I put th...

My family gave these a 5+++++. These are easy to make I baked mine instead of doing them on the stove top. Bake them for 1 hr. But I did everything as the recipe called for. Served them with ma...

I took some advice from other reviewers and added 1/2 c. breadcrumbs and an egg to help hold the meatballs together. To reduce the amount of grease in the sauce, use lean beef. Finally, there ...

Not the best. See my review for Hedgehogs to fix this up.

These are very fast, easy, and oh so yummy!!! You do need more than 1 can of soup though!

Great recipe! I used Cream of Mushroom soup instead of the tomato, tossed in a bit of oregano and it turned out fabulously. Next time, I'll cut the salt in half though.

I usually use 1 can of tomato soup and 1 can of tomato sauce to thicken it up. Also put thickly sliced green bell peppers and onions in the pot...best when baked covered in the oven

I made these meatballs with more salt and pepper, onion powder, a dash of italian seasonings and with Cambells ready to serve Cream of Tomato Soup without diluting. I also added 2 eggs to help ...

i was really surprised i like this recipe so much because i am not a big fan of meatballs but these were delicious. it could have used a little more sauce but other than that they were great. i ...