Porcupine Meatballs. These well-seasoned porcupine meatballs in a rich tomato sauce are one of my mom's best main dishes. I used to love this meal when I was growing up. I made it at home for our children, and now my daughters make it for their families. —Darlis Wilfer, West Bend, Wisconsin We would like to show you a description here but the site won't allow us.
Another great way of making these famous porcupine meatballs is in the slow cooker recipe. Enjoy both ways depending on what is best for your. Porcupine meatballs came about during the Great Depression era as a way to help stretch ground beef into more meals. You cook stewing sizzle Porcupine Meatballs proving 14 instructions including 6 steps. Here is how you achieve.
instructions of Porcupine Meatballs
- You need of Meatballs.
- You need 1/2 C of Long Grain Rice, uncooked.
- Prepare 1/2 C of Water.
- Prepare 1 of Medium White Onion, chopped.
- You need 1 tsp of Sea Salt.
- It's 1/2 tsp of Celery Seed.
- You need 1/8 tsp of Ground Black Pepper.
- Prepare 1 pound of Ground Beef.
- Prepare 2 of Tblsp Cooking Oil.
- Prepare of Sauce.
- Prepare 15 oz of can Tomato Sauce.
- It's 1 C of water.
- Prepare 2 of Tblsp Light Brown Sugar.
- It's 2 tsp of Worcestershire Sauce.
Adding rice bulked up the beef, yielding more meatballs for less money. The recipe stuck, and eventually people started making rice-filled meatballs by choice rather than necessity. Porcupine Meatballs are a fun twist on a traditional meatball recipe. These tasty meatballs are made with ground beef, rice, onion and seasonings then baked in a rich tomato sauce.
Porcupine Meatballs modus operandi
- In a large mixing bowl: ground beef, 1/2 C water, onion, salt celery seed, black pepper, and garlic powder. Combine with hands until blended..
- Heat oil in large frying pan. I love using my cast iron skillet, or chicken fryer..
- Form 1 1/2 inch meatballs and place in heated skillet. As balls brown roll them in the skillet to cook evenly. Drain grease in container safe for hot grease..
- While meatballs are cooking mix sauce in a large mixing bowl: can tomato sauce, 1 cup water, brown sugar, worcestershire sauce..
- Once meatballs have been gently browned and firmed up pour sauce directly over meatballs in the skillet. Heat to a simmer. Cover and simmer gently about one hour. Checking to make sure they heat evenly. Don't cut the time or the rice will be under cooked..
- Serve meatballs with sauce. I like to have mine with mashed potatoes and a vegetable..
So zesty and delicious, and ready in only an hour! They are so-named because once cooked the rice sticks out of the meatball looking a bit like porcupine quills. The recipe is simple: Seasoned beef and rice are formed into meatballs,. Place meatballs in a large skillet. Mix rest of soup, water, and Worcestershire in a small bowl; pour over meatballs.