Porcupine Meatballs

My 7-year old thought these were made out of porcupines. First graders are awesome! 🙂

1/2 cup uncooked long grain rice
1/2 cup water
1/3 cup chopped onion
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon celery salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
1 pound ground beef, hamburger or turkey
2 tablespoons canola oil
1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce
1 cup water
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce

We had this with egg noodles and green beans on the side.

In a bowl, combine the first seven ingredients. Add beef and mix well. Shape into 1-1/2-inch balls.

In a large skillet, brown meatballs in oil; drain.

Combine tomato sauce, water, brown sugar and Worcestershire sauce; pour over meatballs. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 1 hour.

Did I change anything? I only used half of the brown sugar so the sauce wouldn’t be so sweet.

What did the family think? I have to admit that this wasn’t my favorite dish, but the boys ate it right up with NO complaining. We also learned tonight that egg noodles are easier to eat with a spoon than a fork.

Where did this recipe come from? Taste of Home

photo from Taste of Home

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One Response to Porcupine Meatballs

  1. I think my 7 year will find this really interesting. Will try it soon.

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