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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 232.6
  • Total Fat: 8.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 81.7 mg
  • Sodium: 488.2 mg
  • Total Carbs: 20.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.3 g
  • Protein: 19.9 g

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Porcupine Meatballs

Submitted by: KEVINKELLY

Introduction

A tasty addition to your favorite spaghetti sauce or a great warm appetizer for a party. A tasty addition to your favorite spaghetti sauce or a great warm appetizer for a party.
Number of Servings: 6

Ingredients

    16 oz 93% lean ground beef
    1/2 small onion
    2 cloves garlic, chopped
    1 tsp basil
    1 tsp parsley, dried
    1 large egg
    1 cup quick cooking brown rice
    4 tsp yellow mustard
    1 tsp brown sugar, packed
    15 oz can tomato sauce

Directions

Mix first 8 ingredients plus 1/4 cup of tomato sauce.
Make into 20 meatballs.
Brown meatballs in large skillet.
Add mustard and brown sugar to tomato sauce in can.
Pour over meatballs when they are brown.
Cover and let simmer on low for about 20 minutes.
Stir occasionally.


Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user KEVINKELLY.






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  • Incredible!
    14 of 14 people found this review helpful
    WONDERFUL! Made one oops and it turned out great. I added 4tsp brown mustard to the meat AND the sauce. Great mistake! I also baked it in the oven in a 9x13 pan @325° for 60 minutes with a lid and @350° for 15 minutes without the lid. love it love it love it. WILL make again. - 6/14/08

    Reply from KEVINKELLY (6/28/08)
    Thanks for the suggestion of baking the meatballs it makes things even eaiser but I couldnt remeber how to do it!
    Kelly


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  • Very Good
    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
    Have been making these for over 50 years (since I was a kid) and have found that if you let the meatballs sit for awhile before cooking, they taste even better. I keep some made up and freeze them for days I don't feel like doing anything. - 3/26/09

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  • Very Good
    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
    I used ground turkey, omited the sugar. Very Good. - 3/26/09

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  • 7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    If you cook the rice first you can leave out the tomato sauce and the meatballs should keep their shape better. - 3/26/09

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  • Very Good
    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    My kids loved this dish which I baked in the oven! It always gets rave reviews. It is a good main dish to take for a potluck dinner.
    - 3/20/09

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  • Very Good
    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    I made this for dinner tonight and it was very good. I added mushrooms to the sauce and served with spaghetti squash ~ yum. - 5/9/08

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  • Incredible!
    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    great recipe using the beef or turkey I tried both - 12/16/07

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  • Very Good
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    This is an "oldie" but "goodie"!!!. Never used the mustard and sugar before--interesting and tasty. - 6/20/10

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  • Very Good
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    This was very good. I ate the meatballs by themselves but my daughter made a meatball sub with hers. They don't hold together very well but they didn't last long enough for that to be a problem. :-) - 2/5/10

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  • Very Good
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    I make a bouble batch using half lean ground beef and half ground turkey. This is a hit at church suppers. - 3/26/09

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  • 6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    This is one going to top of my Best Recipes list. May up the spices a bit after first try. After that I will be making this in very large batches for freezing. Good one for diabetic cookbook. GREAT!!! - 3/26/09

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  • 6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Used turkey and no sugar. Delicious!!! - 12/16/07

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  • Very Good
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Fast & easy, but very tasty. Also, made with things I usually keep, so no special trips to the store! - 9/11/07

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I made this for dinner tonight and served it in Portobello mushroom caps I'd baked for just a bit in the oven. Ummm, ummmm, good! Another great Spark recipe! I'll be making this one again. - 6/22/09

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    This is a great recipe for a pot luck or just about any dinner...we added the leftovers to turkey spaghetti and it was wonderful. We also made meatball sub sandwhiches that were great! Thanks for sharing!! - 5/2/09

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    This was so good. My family is already asking for it again. I took advice of another and served over spaghetti squash (a first for me) it was great! My mom used to make a version of this, probally full of fat. - 4/14/09

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  • Very Good
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I substituted wild rice for the brown rice. It is a great dish. - 3/26/09

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    my cousin used to make this, and I tried it, the first time i made it I used regular rice, not minute rice, etc. and it really was a porcupine meat ball? we all learn, sometimes-the hard way. i now make them right and we love them - 12/16/07

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Great! I ate something like these years ago.This is good over noodles or rice. - 3/28/09

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  • Very Good
    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    yummy!! - 3/26/09

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  • 4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    It was very easy to do I like it. - 3/26/09

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  • Very Good
    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    The addition of brown rice instead of bread crumbs makes so much sense. I will bake mine as I do with all meatballs. - 3/26/09

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  • Very Good
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Very good, hubby liked it too. Will definitely make it again. - 3/22/09

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I made this in '08 and today I made it for my husband and sons to have for supper tonight. Pretty good! Really easy also. No frozen meatloaf after all for supper. - 3/20/09

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  • Very Good
    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    loved the recipe! - 5/9/08

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