Porcupines (Stuffed Meatballs)

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 292.4
  • Total Fat: 9.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 118.1 mg
  • Sodium: 728.1 mg
  • Total Carbs: 20.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.7 g
  • Protein: 28.3 g

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Number of Servings: 4


    1 pound extra lean ground beef
    2 cups tomato sauce, divided into 1/2 cup and 1 1/2 cup
    1 large egg
    1 cup brown rice, uncooked
    Chili Powder (1/2 - 1 teaspoon0
    Cumin (1/2-1 teaspoon)
    Garlic Powder - 1 teaspoon
    Onion powder - 1 teaspoon
    Water as needed


Mix spices, egg, 1/2 cup tomato sauce and meat together. add rice. Mix.

Make into meatballs.

Place rest of tomato sauce in electric skillet or into regular skillet. Add Meatballs. Add enough water to cover to 3/4 thickness of meatball.

Cook over a simmer for 45-60 minutes. Add water if needed to keep sauce from getting too thick.

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user NRVLAURA.

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  • Is the rice already cooked before you add it or not? - 9/6/09

    Reply from NRVLAURA (9/6/09)
    Uncooked rice... Which is why you need to add the water. The rice cooks and pokes out of the meatballs like porcupine quills, which thrilled us as kids and so this became one of our favorite meals!

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