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Porcupine Meatballs

Old Fashioned Porcupine Meatballs in tomato sauce make a delicious and economical family meal. This recipe has been popular since the Great Depression when it was developed by using staple ingredients of ground beef and rice. These meatballs are super easy and hearty!

Porcupine Meatballs


1 pound ground beef

1/2 cup uncooked white rice

1/2 cup water

1/3 cup finely chopped onion

1/2 tsp garlic powder

2 (8 oz.) cans tomato sauce

2 Tbsp brown sugar

2 tsp worcestershire sauce

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp pepper


In a mixing bowl combine ground beef, rice, water, onion, garlic powder, and salt. Mix until everything is well combined. Form into balls and place in a 9 x 13 baking dish. In a separate bowl combine tomato sauce, brown sugar, worcestershire sauce, pinch of salt, pepper, and stir. Pour over meatballs. Cover with aluminum foil and bake in a 350 degree oven for 1 hour.

For a video tutorial visit my YouTube channel.

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