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    Mom's Porcupine Meatballs

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    55 mins

    10 mins

    45 mins

    Babs7's Note:

    These were a favorite of mine when I was growing up. This is taken from my family cookbook. I've made them with ground turkey also - very tastey!

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    1. 1
      Mix together first eight ingredients and form into small meatballs (about 1 inch in diameter).
    2. 2
      In large skillet or Dutch oven, mix tomato soup and tomato sauce with water. Stir to mix completely.
    3. 3
      Bring sauce to boil, and drop in meatballs, making sure they are well covered in the sauce.
    4. 4
      Lower heat to simmer and cover with close-fitting lid.
    5. 5
      Gently stir after 20 minutes.
    6. 6
      Continue to cook with pan covered for 20 minutes longer.
    7. 7
      They are finished when rice is tender and sticks out like little spines on the meatballs.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on February 09, 2012


      This was exactly how I remember these tasting when my mother made them! She didn't have an exact recipe and I was really craving them. I made a huge batch and I used ground turkey because my DH doesn't eat beef. These came out perfect and didn't fall apart like they normally do when I make them. The only issue I had was the rice on the inside of the meatballs was a little bit crunchy. I think I should've made smaller meatballs or something.

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    • on February 09, 2008


      We loved these meatballs. I substitued a can of spanish tomatoes for the tomato soup--and it gave it quite a nice flavour. We enjoyed the meatballs for supper, but even more, the next day, cold and sliced on rolls. Yum! I have already made up a triple batch of the meatballs for the freezer for a busy day.

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    • on January 23, 2006


      WOW! I wish I could give this recipe a 10 star rating. Its absolutely the best meatballs I have ever had. I want to mention that it didn't call for browning the meatballs before adding to the sauce but I did (brown them before)and I also let them simmer in the sauce for a hour or so. I highly recommend these too! Thanks so much for sharing one of your favorite recipes.Its now ours too :)

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    Nutritional Facts for Mom's Porcupine Meatballs

    Serving Size: 1 (257 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 316.5
    Calories from Fat 113
    Total Fat 12.6 g
    Saturated Fat 4.9 g
    Cholesterol 104.7 mg
    Sodium 677.5 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 23.4 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.7 g
    Sugars 6.4 g
    Protein 26.3 g

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