Porcupines

Porcupines

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"These are great to make ahead of time and then freeze. We freeze them with mashed potatoes and corn as part of a homemade TV dinner."

Ingredients

1 h 30 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 275 cals
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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 275 kcal
  • 14%
  • Fat:
  • 12.8 g
  • 20%
  • Carbs:
  • 21.1g
  • 7%
  • Protein:
  • 18.5 g
  • 37%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 55 mg
  • 18%
  • Sodium:
  • 1107 mg
  • 44%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a large bowl, combine the ground beef, rice, 1/2 cup of water and onion. Blend in salt, celery salt, garlic powder and pepper. Mix well. Shape into 1 1/2 inch balls.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). In a large skillet over medium heat, brown the meatballs; drain fat.
  3. In an 11x7 inch baking dish, combine the tomato sauce and 1 cup of water. Place the browned meatballs into the tomato sauce, turning to coat well.
  4. Cover and bake in a preheated oven for 45 minutes. Uncover, and cook for an additional 15 minutes.

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  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.
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One important ingredient left out of this recipe is eggs, by adding an egg or two the meatballs will be less likely to fall apart. Also you don't have to use the oven to cook them. We'd just sim...

Have used this recipe for years and love it. I always use canned mushroom soup instead of tomato. I never brown the meatballs just put them in dish and cover with sauce. Then cook 45 minutes cov...

Porcupines was one of the first recipes I learned as a new bride, over 35 years ago. I believe the original recipe was like this one, but I have modified it to give it more flavor and "zing." ...