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Video:How to Make Porcupine Meatballs

with Gina Miller

Porcupine meatballs are a fun take on an old standard. Here's an easy recipe for porcupine meatballs.See Transcript

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Transcript:How to Make Porcupine Meatballs

Hi, I'm Gina Miller, and today I'm making porcupine meatballs, using a recipe from the About.com Southern Food site. Now, this dish might sound a bit strange, but it's definitely a fantastic dish to serve at an informal party. Oh, and it's not really made with porcupines.

Porcupine Meatball Ingredients

But here are the ingredients that you'll need:
  • 1 1/2 pound of lean ground beef
  • 2/3 cup of long grain rice, uncooked
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 1/4 cup of finely chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon of seasoned salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon of pepper
  • 1 large 15 ounce can of tomato sauce
  • 1 additional cup of water
  • 2 teaspoons of Worcestershire sauce

Preparing Porcupine Meatballs

OK, here's how to prepare your porcupine meatballs. In a large bowl, mix the ground beef with the rice, adding 1/2 cup of water, chopped onion, seasoned salt, garlic powder, and the pepper. Shape the ground beef mixture into 1 1/2 inch balls with a tablespoon. You’ll notice the rice sticks out making it look like a porcupine. Then, place your porcupine meatballs in a non-greased, 2 quart shallow baking dish. Mix the tomato sauce, 1 cup of water and Worcestershire sauce in a cup, and pour the mixture over the porcupine meatballs. Cover the baking dish with foil and bake in the oven at 350°F for about 45 minutes. Then, uncover the dish and bake your porcupine meatballs another 15 to 20 minutes. Serve them with your favorite southern vegetables for a real down home culinary experience.

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