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Mother's Porcupine Meatballs Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Ouida Stephens
Added: Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 1/2 pound lean ground beef
2/3 cup long-grain rice, cooked
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup finely chopped onion
1 teaspoon seasoned salt
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1 large can (15 ounces) tomato sauce
1 cup water
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce

Directions:
Directions:
Mix ground beef with rice, 1/2 cup of water, chopped onion, seasoned salt, garlic powder, and pepper. Shape porcupine ground beef mixture by tablespoon into meatballs.

Place the porcupine meatballs in an ungreased 2-quart shallow baking dish. Mix the remaining ingredients and pour over the porcupine meatballs. Cover and bake at 350 F. oven for about 45 minutes. Uncover and bake porcupine meatballs 15 to 20 minutes longer

Comment: Mother always topped meatballs:half with tomato sauce and the other half of the pan with BBQ sauce.

Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
1 hour

 

 

 

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