"This is, by far, the best recipe for porcupine meatballs I have ever had. This is a recipe that was given to my mom when she married back in 1970. The recipe also includes cooking directions for stovetop cooking or cooking in the oven. Hope you enjoy as much as our family does." — Melinda B.
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uncooked white rice
ground black pepper
1 (15 ounce) can
water, or more as needed
Only 4 stars, as is.... But I modified to our family's taste and they became a 5 star. I think there was a tad too much water... the mixture was too loose. So I added an egg. I also added some worcesteshire to the meat mixture and eliminated the celery salt. I used 2 packages of dried onion soup mix to make a gravy. I make patties , not balls and once the patties (6 generous ones) were browned, I added the soup mixture (dry soup mix, water and flour) to the pan and let it cook 30-45 minutes. Served it with mashed potatoes and watched my family devour it. No leftovers. We like the brown gravy better than the tomato sauce. This is how my mom made it when we were kids in the 50's. Only no onion soup mix ...she made the gravy from scratch...
Was okay but feel like it was still missing something.
solidly good porcupine recipe! I doubled it and followed the directions exactly and it came out perfect.
have made for years, always a favorite when kids were home! Use the oven method
Use instant rice.
Thank you for this delicious recipe! Try it with bloody Mary mix!
I don't know what everyone else is tasting, but I did not like this recipe at all. The sauce was not good, the rice wasn't cooked, and overall it was not a good dish.
Some very simple changes give it 4 stars for me: Instead of tomato sauce, use tomato soup. Instead of W sauce, use vinegar. And instead of regular rice, use instant rice.
Definitely a 5 star recipe! Easy to throw together, ingredients I always have on hand, and super tasty! Made as written, was tempted to throw an egg in the meat mixture because it seemed wet but stuck with directions. Served with salad and garlic bread (a must to soak up all the yummy sauce). Thanks for sharing, brought back good memories from family dinners growing up.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Melinda's Porcupine Meatballs
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 123
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