Porcupine Meatballs are a bit different than a normal meatball as they contain rice, which makes them a “porcupine.”
This recipe is very simple to make and most items you may already have in your pantry!
A meatball is ground meat rolled into a small ball, sometimes along with other ingredients, such as bread crumbs, minced onion, eggs, butter, and seasoning.(Source: Wikipedia – Meatballs)
A variation, called “porcupine meatballs” are basic meatballs often with rice in them.
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Porcupine Meatball Recipe
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- 2 pounds ground beef, chuck
- 1 cup of raw rice
- 1/2 cup chopped onion
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 2 cups condensed tomato soup
- Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Combine the ground beef, rice, onion, salt, and pepper.
- Shape into balls.
- Place in a single layer in a shallow casserole (larger than 2 quart).
- Combine soup and water and pour over the meatballs.
- Cover and bake for 1 hour or longer.