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Porcupine Meatballs Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Edna Snyder Johnson
Added: Sunday, September 30, 2007

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 lb ground beef (lean)
1/2 cup uncooked long grain rice
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup chopped onion
1 tsp salt
1/8 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper
1 can (15 ozs) tomato sauce
2 tsp Worchestershire sauce
1/2 cup water

Directions:
Directions:
Mix ground beef, rice, 1/2 cup water, onion, salt, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Heat 1 tsp vegetable oil in a large skillet and cook the meatballs over medium heat until brown. Drain off excess grease. Add tomato sauce, remaining 1/2 cup water and Worchestershire sauce. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 35-45 minutes. Can also be placed in a 350 oven for same amount of time.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This was a staple in the Johnson household. They are called porcupines because as they cook, the rice sticks out of the meatballs. (We hated them)

 

 

 

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