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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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Porcupine Meatballs (Ground Beef)

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

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • hey are in the oven ask i post this, They are really big so they will probably be really filling. They smell good, but i used deer meet and i had to squeeze out some extra "juices" haha we shall see - 2/18/10

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