Mom's Porcupine Meatballs

READY IN: 55mins
Recipe by Babs7

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!

Top Review by LaceySingh

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.

Ingredients Nutrition


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

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