Porcupine Meatballs

I scanned the Internet for a great recipe to make this dish. I got ideas from several web sites plus added a few of my own and came up with this very easy and full of flavor meal. Served with steamed zucchini makes a perfect combination!

I’m a little here and a little there kind of cook, so I’ll do my best with the ingredients. I ground my own meat, mixed the meatballs and made the sauce all in the same bowl, so very little mess was made!

For meat balls combine the following and form balls. Place in a casserole dish prepared with cooking spray.

1 1/2 pounds of ground beef Р grind your own if possible
3/4 cup long grain white rice
2 Tbls. Dried onion flakes
1 Tbls. Garlic powder
1 Tbls dried parsley flakes
2 tsp. of ground cayenne – more or less depending on your preference
1 egg
1/4 cup milk
1/2 cup Italian bread crumbs
Salt and pepper

For sauce combine the following:

1 28 oz. can crushed tomatoes
1 3/4 cups water
1/4 cup brown sugar
4 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
4 tsp all spice
Salt and pepper

Pour sauce over meatballs. Cover with foil and bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 1 hour and 15 minutes. Enjoy!


Make sure you cook extra… These meatballs topped with some melted pepper jack cheese on a roll is a great lunch!!!