Polly's Porcupine Meatballs

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 5
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 338.3
  • Total Fat: 17.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 87.7 mg
  • Sodium: 124.4 mg
  • Total Carbs: 25.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.2 g
  • Protein: 18.8 g

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This is a delicious, easy to make hearty dish. It takes only 5 minutes to prepare and 45 minutes to cook. Its an ideal meal for a cold wintery evening. This is a delicious, easy to make hearty dish. It takes only 5 minutes to prepare and 45 minutes to cook. Its an ideal meal for a cold wintery evening.
Number of Servings: 5


    14 ozs Ground Lean Beef
    1 teaspoon dried Parsley
    1 tablespoon dried Basil
    1 teaspoon dried Thyme
    1 tablespoon uncooked White Long Grain Rice
    1 can of Campbells Mediterranean Low Fat Soup.

    To Serve:
    I use freshly cooked Tagliatelle Pasta or Spaghetti.

    You will need a casserole dish with a lid (either round, oval or square) in which to cook the meatballs.


Pre-heat your oven to 150 degrees.
Into a large bowl put your ground minced beef, basil, parsley, thyme. Mix these around with a spoon. Add in 1 tablespoon of your uncooked rice and mix.
Open your can of Campbells soup and add 1 tablespoon of the concentrated soup to your mixture and stir well.
Take a heaped tablespoon of the mixture and form it into a meatball. Put it into the casserole dish and continue until you have approximately 10 meatballs.
Pour out the remainder of the can of Campbells soup into the empty bowl, re-fill the can with warm water and add to the soup concentrate. Stir well and pour the soup over the meatballs.
Cover with the casserole lid and put into the oven at 150 degrees for 40 minutes.
After 40 minutes remove the lid and cook for a further five minutes in the oven.

I serve this with either cooked Spaghetti or Tagliatelle. For a really special occasion you can grind some Parmesan Cheese over the meatballs as you serve them.

Enjoy !

Number of Servings: 5

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user SMILEYPOLLY.

Member Ratings For This Recipe

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    They were ok. I used tomato sauce instead of soup..could not find Mediterranean soup anywhere! - 11/24/08

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    Sounds good! 081115 - 11/15/08

    Reply from SMILEYPOLLY (11/15/08)
    Thanks, but just remember its 150 degrees centigrade or 300 degrees fahrenheit cooking temperature.
    Hope you enjoy the meatballs.

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    I used ground turkey and they came out awesome! Will be making them again for sure. - 11/12/08

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    This was one of my favorite childhood recipes now it's lowfat thanks! - 11/9/08

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    I will try it out .. I maked some like this before.. - 11/6/08

    Reply from SMILEYPOLLY (11/6/08)
    Thanks AmyRicker. Just a reminder - the cooking temperature is 150 degrees celsius or 300 degrees fahrenheit.

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    Thank you for this recipe, will be trying it out tomorrow - 11/2/08

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    great snack - 10/28/08

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    Thanks for clearing up the cooking temp....I just cooked at 150 degrees F and those things were RAW....they are back in now at the higher temp. - 10/21/08

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    This was a childhood favorite. Will try making it with brown rice and using my pressure cooker to speed the cooking process. - 10/20/08

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    Do you really bake on 150?
    - 10/19/08

    Reply from SMILEYPOLLY (10/19/08)
    Thank you Yelsha. It is 150 degrees centigrade or 300 degrees Fahrenheit.

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    Polly I plan to make this it sounds great - 10/19/08

    Reply from SMILEYPOLLY (10/19/08)
    Thanks Sparklelicious. Its one of our family's favourites.