Porcupine Meatballs (Ground Beef)

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 367.8
  • Total Fat: 23.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 85.1 mg
  • Sodium: 1,251.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 21.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.9 g
  • Protein: 23.0 g

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Submitted by: SWEET1NM

Introduction

This recipe goes way back . . . my grandma used to make this . . . one of our family favorites!! So yummy. Tastes great with mashed potatoes and / or green beans!! This recipe goes way back . . . my grandma used to make this . . . one of our family favorites!! So yummy. Tastes great with mashed potatoes and / or green beans!!
Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    1 lb. ground beef
    1/2 c. Minute rice
    1/2 c. water
    1/3 c. chopped onion
    1 tsp. salt
    1/2 tsp. celery salt
    1/8 tsp. garlic powder
    1/8 tsp. pepper
    1 (15 oz) can tomato sauch
    1 c. water
    2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce

Directions

Heat oven to 350. Mix meat, rice, 1/2 cut water, onion, salt, celery salt, garlic powder and pepper. Shape mixture into 8 balls - be sure not to pack the balls to tight as they won't cook properly. Place meatballs in ungreased baking dish, 8X8X2 inches. Stir together remaining ingredients; pour over meat balls. Cover with foil and bake 45 minutes. Uncover; bake additional 15 minutes.

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user SWEET1NM.





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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I also left the water off. Due to not being able to handle spicy foods, I didn't use the tomato sauce mixture, I topped it with 98 % fat free cream of mushroom soup mixed with light sour cream. Sorta like swedish meatballs. Yummo! - 6/24/11

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Super good! Very quick with stock ingrediants. I like to bake it in the thinner sauce so it does not dry out. Tastes great! Will serve with spaghetti sauce and pasta for the family. Definitely a saver. - 1/19/10

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    very delicious and very filling! Only thing I did differently was leave the water out of the sauce (since someone said it was runny), added a touch of corn starch, and some splenda brown sugar. I prefer my things with a touch of sweetness. Perfect. - 3/18/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Just like I remember from childhood!

    Thank you! - 3/16/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I used the huge can of crushed tomatoes with garlic, 1/2 cup of regular rice, and added Italian seasoning. Mixed 1/2 cup of water with the tomatoes, added seasonings, and poured over meatballs. Make sure you turn meatballs most of the way through, so that you don't get crunchy rice. - 1/4/11

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Good meal however next time I will add commercial or homemade spathetti sauce - 4/22/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This is an old family favourite at our house too! Instead of tomato sauce, our recipe calls for tomato juice.. and I now use low-sodium V8 juice for more flavour. Also our recipe calls for chili powder instead of garlic powder. Mmmmm... this was so good! - 3/14/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Thanks, I had never made meatballs in the oven before. - 9/20/09

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    making it as we speak! My family loves meatballs and gravy..hopefully this will get their approval too! - 8/10/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Made these last night and the family loved them. Great flavor and texture. Thanks for a whole new idea with ground beef. - 7/31/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was a wonderful meal for the weekday! Easy to prepare and my son loved it as well and he is not easily pleased! - 5/19/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    The sauce was thin for our family; I plan to experiment with Heintz instead of water. Very easy and tasty. Good weeknight meal in these frigid temps. - 1/8/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Really good. Was craving beef and this hit the spot. - 10/12/08

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Quick, easy and delicious. I don't add salt to anything I make but it still was delicious. - 8/8/08

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  • I really liked these in that it was different from the usual chicken. Easy too. Didn't add water to the sauce, may add some tomato sauce to the meat mix next time. Punch up the garlic too. Picky eater had no problems eating this! - 2/28/15

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  • GOOD! - 9/12/12

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  • Very good and filling. Used Classico Spaghetti Sauce over meatballs. - 8/8/12

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  • I made about 11 meatballs instead of 8 and they came out with a great flavor! Mine were kind of greasy, though. Next time, I'll either try baking in a dish with a shallow rack, or for the last 15 minutes, I'll transfer them to a different dish. Wonderful recipe, very easy! - 4/10/12

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  • I have made these about 4 times already. Used fresh garlic instead of powder. Love them! - 1/31/12

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  • Pretty good, might add more spices next time though. - 10/2/11

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  • I just made these and I had bread and butter with them. Tasted great right on top of the bread. I didnt use garlic powder or celery salt. But they tasted fine. Use a little less water. Mine seemed a bit too watery. Overall, very good! - 6/4/11

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  • Incredible! I used ground turkey & instant brown rice. I also added minced garlic. I teplaced s 1/2 c water in the meat with 1/2 c of the prepared sauce, giving the balls extra flavor Also, i only used 1/2C water to the sauce and it was still a bit too runny. It does thicken as it sits. - 1/5/11

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  • Wonderful. My family loved this recipe. Definitely a keeper! - 10/17/10

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  • My family usually doesn't like baked meatballs, but they loved this! - 6/3/10

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  • Awesome. My granddaughter wanted seconds. - 4/14/10

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