Saucy Porcupine Meatballs Recipe

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


Submitted by adkotchey

Makes 6 servings



These meatballs are stuffed with plenty of rice, which, as it cooks, pokes out of the meatballs, making them look like prickly little porcupines. The little meatballs are cooked in a mildly tangy tomato sauce that?s a sure crowd-pleaser.

Recipe Ingredients for Saucy Porcupine Meatballs

28 ounce no-salt-added tomato sauce
2 cups water
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
2 teaspoons hot sauce
3/4 cup Long Grain Brown Rice
1/4 cup finely chopped onion
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef

Recipe Directions for Saucy Porcupine Meatballs

  1. PREPARATION

  2. Preheat oven to 350F.

  3. Whisk tomato sauce, water, Worcestershire sauce and hot sauce in a Dutch oven.

  4. Combine rice, onion, thyme, onion powder, garlic powder, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Add beef; gently mix to combine (do not overmix). Using 1 tablespoon each, make about 40 small meatballs. Add to the sauce, making sure all the meatballs are mostly submerged.

  5. Cover and bake, gently stirring once or twice, until the rice is tender, 2 to 2 1/4 hours.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 356.5g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
336
Calories from Fat
68
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
7.6g
12%
Saturated Fat
2.7g
13%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
101mg
34%
Sodium
368mg
15%
Potassium
521mg
15%
Total Carbohydrates
27.7g
9%
Dietary Fiber
2.3g
9%
Sugars
8.3g
Protein
38.2g
Vitamin A 11% Vitamin C 19%
Calcium 5% Iron 31%
* 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
A-
  Good points
  • High in selenium
  • High in vitamin B12
  • High in zinc
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