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    Porcupine Balls

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    1 hr 20 mins

    20 mins

    1 hr

    Chef #344392's Note:

    My grandmother always made these when said we were "REALLY" hungry. Giant meaty, tomato meat balls.

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    1. 1
      Thaw beef, chop onions into small pieces (Some people prefer minced).
    2. 2
      In a bowl combine beef, onion and egg.
    3. 3
      Mix well with hands.
    4. 4
      Roll into "meat balls". Any size will do. My husband loves them the size of a tennis ball.
    5. 5
      Put rice into large bowl.
    6. 6
      Roll "meatballs in rice so they are coated (making them little porcupines).
    7. 7
      Place in bake ware dish.
    8. 8
      Pour both cans of tomato soup into another bowl and mix with one can of water.
    9. 9
      Pour over porcupine balls.
    10. 10
      Turn porcupine balls over and spoon some of the soup over them.
    11. 11
      Cover and bake at 350°C for 30 minutes, uncover and bake until meat is well done (approximately 30 minutes).

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on August 10, 2010


      I've been craving my mother's porcupine balls but I can't seem to reproduce it from memory. I'm SO glad to find this recipe. My rice kept not cooking... now I know that she used minute rice and will try this recipe soon! Thank you!

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    • on August 09, 2008


      Just as I remember as a child as well. My neighbor use to make them and always saved a couple for me! These are great. My children and their friends think they are awesome... which makes me happy! AAA+++

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    • on October 15, 2007


      This is the true porcupine balls I remember. This recipe was awesome and so easy to make. Thanks

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    Nutritional Facts for Porcupine Balls

    Serving Size: 1 (413 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 495.1
    Calories from Fat 124
    Total Fat 13.8 g
    Saturated Fat 5.4 g
    Cholesterol 126.5 mg
    Sodium 881.0 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 61.0 g
    Dietary Fiber 2.9 g
    Sugars 12.8 g
    Protein 30.5 g

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