Porcupine Meatballs

READY IN: 1hr 15mins
Recipe by Nana in the woods

Great tasting meat ball recipe.

Top Review by kiwidutch

Nana, I looked that the other reviewers comments and upped the quantity of onion podwer by 1/2 teaspoon, added a 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder and a teaspoon of fresh oregano... I didn't brown them before putting them into the oven dish and they held together.. just :) We have developed zestier tastbuds since joining zaar, so still found these a little bland, but next time I make these I will use real cloves of garlic in place of the powder, because I think that the difference is noticeable. My biggest problem was that "some' of the rice poking out of the meatballs were not quite soft enough and a little chewy, did I have too little sauce in too big a dish to cover them sufficiently maybe? Definiately a kid-pleaser meal and one I will work on with regards to the coverage of the meatballs. All in all, not a bad recipe at all for the weekday mealtime rush. Please see my rating system: 3 stars with definiate potential for 4 in the future:) Thanks !

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 12 lbs hamburger
  • 12 cup uncooked rice
  • 23 cup milk
  • 12 tablespoon dried onion flakes
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 14 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 (10 1/2 ounce) can tomato soup
  • 34 cup water


  1. Combine hamburger, rice, milk, dried onion, salt and pepper make into meatballs and put in shallow pan.
  2. Combine 1 can tomato soup and 3/4 cup of water. Mix together and pour over meatballs.
  3. Cover tightly with aluminum foil and bake for 1 hour at 325°F.

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