Porcupine Meatballs

    2 hours 10 min

    These meatballs are super easy to make. Best served with Mashed Potato - yum!

    Hertfordshire, England, UK
    1 person made this

    Serves: 6 

    • Meatballs
    • 1 lb (16oz) minced beef
    • 4 oz uncooked instant rice - rinse the rice under warm water to wash off some of the starch (Uncle Ben's rice works great)
    • 1 large Onion: 1/2 minced & 1/2 sliced
    • 1 Tbs Worcestershire Sauce
    • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
    • 1 Tbs dried oregano
    • 6 Tbs (4 oz) bread crumbs
    • 1 egg: beaten
    • Salt & Pepper to taste
    • Sauce
    • 15oz jar of Tomato Sauce (or Frito)
    • 120ml water

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:2hr  ›  Ready in:2hr10min 

    1. Preheat oven to 200c / 350f (gas mark 6)
    2. Mix the beef, rice, minced onion, bread crumbs, worcestershire sauce, egg & seasonings into a large bowl
    3. Form beef mixture into 4 cm size balls and place into a 9 x 13in baking dish
    4. In a smaller bowl mix the tomato sauce & water together. Pour over the meatballs. Add the sliced onion on top.
    5. Cook for 1 hour 45 mins to 2 hours or until the meatballs are fully cooked and browned and the sauce has thickened.
    6. NOTE: If the sauce looks too thick, add another 60ml of water halfway through the cooking.

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    My Mum used to make these so I was overjoyed to find the recipe. I made my own pasta sauce with ham, mushroom, tomato, garlic and herbs but the meatballs were kind of bland. COuld this be that I used leftover cornbread for the breadcrumbs or I needed a larger onion? Maybe, I will try again. There was nothing wrong with them I just like a little higher taste kick than my first try turned out.  -  12 Oct 2011