Porcupine Meatballs Recipe

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Looking for an easy Porcupine Meatballs recipe? Learn how to make Porcupine Meatballs using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by vsfitzgerald

Makes 6 servings



These are a great comfort food and are easy to make ahead and cook in the crockpot while you are away. Serve with greenbeans and salad for a healthy dinner. Can be frozen and kept on hand for quick, easy dinners.

Recipe Ingredients for Porcupine Meatballs

1 1/2 pound 90% lean ground beef
2/3 cup long-grain rice, uncooked
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup finely chopped onion
1 teaspoon seasoned salt
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/8 teaspoon pepper
12 ounces tomato sauce
1 cup water

Recipe Directions for Porcupine Meatballs

  1. Mix ground beef with rice, 1/2 cup of water, chopped onion, seasoned salt, garlic powder, and pepper. Shape porcupine ground beef mixture by tablespoon into 1 1/2-inch balls.

  2. Place the porcupine meatballs in an ungreased 2-quart shallow baking dish. Mix the remaining ingredients and pour over the porcupine meatballs.

  3. Stack meatballs in crockpot and cover with tomato sauce and extra minced onion (if desired) and cook on low for 4 or 5 hours or for faster cooking time cover and bake at 350 F. oven for about 45 minutes. Uncover and bake porcupine meatballs 15 to 20 minutes longer.

Categories

Beef, Main Dish, American-Southern, Slow Cook

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 257.5g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
338
Calories from Fat
122
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
13.5g
21%
Saturated Fat
5.3g
26%
Trans Fat
0.8g
Cholesterol
96mg
32%
Sodium
681mg
28%
Potassium
601mg
17%
Total Carbohydrates
20.2g
7%
Dietary Fiber
1.3g
5%
Sugars
2.7g
Protein
31.9g
Vitamin A 4% Vitamin C 7%
Calcium 3% Iron 26%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B
  Good points
  • Low in sugar
  • High in niacin
  • High in selenium
  • High in vitamin B12
  • High in zinc
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