Total Time
1hr 25mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr 15 mins

This a a great recipe for kids who are learning to cook. When the meat loaves cook, the rice pokes out like hedgehog spikes.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix the ground beef or turkey, rice and onion together-- salt and pepper as you wish.
  2. Form into 8 "hedgehog" shapes, and line the hedgehogs up in a casserole dish.
  3. Mix the soup, water and Worcestershire sauce together and pour it over the hedgehogs.
  4. Cover the casserole dish with foil.
  5. Bake at 350°F for 1 hour and 15 minutes, occasionally spooning sauce over the hedgehogs.
  6. Eat.


Most Helpful

These were yummy, and so cute! The kids really enjoyed them. I have a similar recipe called porcupine meatballs. The taste of the tomato soup, worcestershire, and rice is a very good combination! Would make these again!

ChipotleChick March 29, 2003

This was one of THE easiest recipes I have made, and what's better yet...They are delicious. Abby is so picky when it comes to meat, but she gobbled these up and asked for more. Hubby loved them too. I served these with garlic sour cream mashed potatoes and let me just say we were all in Heaven. Thanks mox.

nnreq February 03, 2004

Thank you - your great suggestions for kid friendly meals was appreciated. This was very good - the youngsters were impressed with the prickly spikes poking up from the hedgehogs - but your recipe#130868 was the winner hands down! Will definetley be making this again but for the younger set will go with a teaspoon of the Worcestershire next time around. The spikes really impress the little ones so it's a good one when needing something special for the little ones. Thank you for sharing.

Gerry April 20, 2009

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