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Porcupine Meatballs with Tomato Soup

Porcupine Meatballs are delicious meatballs made with ground beef, Minute rice and diced onions all in a flavourful sauce made with condensed tomato soup, Worcestershire sauce and Italian seasoning.

Porcupine Meatballs are delicious meatballs made with ground beef, Minute rice and diced onions all in a flavourful sauce made with condensed tomato soup, Worcestershire sauce and Italian seasoning.



Porcupine Meatballs with Tomato Soup are an easy weeknight dinner the whole family will love.

Porcupine Meatballs are delicious meatballs made with ground beef, Minute rice and diced onions all in a flavourful sauce made with condensed tomato soup, Worcestershire sauce and Italian seasoning.

These meatballs can be served over rice, pasta or with a side salad to make a complete meal.

Porcupine Meatballs are delicious meatballs made with ground beef, Minute rice and diced onions all in a flavourful sauce made with condensed tomato soup, Worcestershire sauce and Italian seasoning.

This porcupine meatball recipe takes about an hour from start to finish and serves four people.

Porcupine Meatballs are delicious meatballs made with ground beef, Minute rice and diced onions all in a flavourful sauce made with condensed tomato soup, Worcestershire sauce and Italian seasoning.

Printable Recipe Card with a Full List of Ingredients and Instructions is Located at the Bottom of the Post.

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To make these meatballs, I stared by dropping some ground beef into a large mixing bowl.

raw ground beef in a bowl

I added some Minute rice and an egg to the bowl.

minute rice and an egg on top of raw ground beef in a bowl

I also added some diced onion to the bowl.

diced onions, minute rice, egg and ground beef in a bowl

I added some salt, pepper and garlic powder to the bowl.

spices, diced onions, minute rice, egg and ground beef in a bowl

I used my hands to combine all of the ingredients well.

raw meatball mixture in a bowl

I used a 2 tablespoon scoop to portion the meat mixture and form it into meatballs.

raw meat mixture in a cookie scoop

I placed the meatballs on a plate.

raw porcupine meatballs on a plate

I poured two cans of condensed tomato soup into a mixing bowl.

condensed tomato soup in a mixing bowl

I added some water to the bowl.

water added to bowl with condensed tomato soup

I also added Worcestershire sauce and Italian seasoning to the bowl.

water, Worcestershire sauce, Italian seasoning and condensed tomato soup in a mixing bowl

I whisked all of the ingredients together well and set the bowl aside.

tomato soup mixture being whisked in a bowl

I poured some olive oil into a large skillet over medium heat.

oil heating in a skillet

Once the oil was hot, I dropped the meatballs into the skillet.

raw meatballs added to a hot skillet

I cooked the meatballs until they were browned on all sides.

browned meatballs in a skillet

I drained the grease from the skillet.

Then I poured the tomato soup mixture into the skillet.

tomato soup mixture added to skillet with browned meatballs

I gently stirred the meatballs around until they were coated in sauce.

browned meatballs covered in tomato soup sauce in a skillet

I brought the liquid to a simmer.

browned meatballs simmering in tomato soup sauce

Then I placed a lid on the skillet and reduced the heat to low.

lid on skillet with porcupine meatballs and tomato sauce simmering

I left the meatballs to continue simmering for forty-five minutes.

After forty-five minutes I removed the skillet from the heat and removed the lid.

Porcupine Meatballs are delicious meatballs made with ground beef, Minute rice and diced onions all in a flavourful sauce made with condensed tomato soup, Worcestershire sauce and Italian seasoning.

I sprinkled some fresh chopped parsley on top.

Porcupine Meatballs are delicious meatballs made with ground beef, Minute rice and diced onions all in a flavourful sauce made with condensed tomato soup, Worcestershire sauce and Italian seasoning.

Then the porcupine meatballs were ready to serve.

Porcupine Meatballs are delicious meatballs made with ground beef, Minute rice and diced onions all in a flavourful sauce made with condensed tomato soup, Worcestershire sauce and Italian seasoning.

Porcupine meatballs are a comforting and satisfying dish that brings a playful twist to traditional meatballs.

Porcupine Meatballs are delicious meatballs made with ground beef, Minute rice and diced onions all in a flavourful sauce made with condensed tomato soup, Worcestershire sauce and Italian seasoning.

Each meatball is generously coated in a rich, savory tomato-based sauce, creating a harmonious balance of flavors.

Porcupine Meatballs are delicious meatballs made with ground beef, Minute rice and diced onions all in a flavourful sauce made with condensed tomato soup, Worcestershire sauce and Italian seasoning.

The name ‘porcupine’ comes from the rice grains mixed into the meat, creating a playful and intriguing texture reminiscent of porcupine quills.

Porcupine Meatballs are delicious meatballs made with ground beef, Minute rice and diced onions all in a flavourful sauce made with condensed tomato soup, Worcestershire sauce and Italian seasoning.

These flavourful meatballs in a tomato soup based sauce are sure to please both kids and adults.

Porcupine Meatballs are delicious meatballs made with ground beef, Minute rice and diced onions all in a flavourful sauce made with condensed tomato soup, Worcestershire sauce and Italian seasoning.

I served my porcupine meatballs with a mixed greens salad and some fresh dinner rolls for soaking up the delicious tomato sauce.

Porcupine Meatballs are delicious meatballs made with ground beef, Minute rice and diced onions all in a flavourful sauce made with condensed tomato soup, Worcestershire sauce and Italian seasoning.

These meatballs could also be served over cooked rice or noodles.

Porcupine Meatballs are delicious meatballs made with ground beef, Minute rice and diced onions all in a flavourful sauce made with condensed tomato soup, Worcestershire sauce and Italian seasoning.

If you are looking for a simple and delicious meatball recipe with a fun twist, then you need to try these Porcupine Meatballs!

Porcupine Meatballs are delicious meatballs made with ground beef, Minute rice and diced onions all in a flavourful sauce made with condensed tomato soup, Worcestershire sauce and Italian seasoning.

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Ingredients You’ll Need to Make Porcupine Meatballs:

  • 1.5 lbs ground beef
  • 1/2 cup Minute rice
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup diced yellow onion
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 x 10.5oz cans condensed tomato soup
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Optional

  • fresh chopped parsley

How to Make Porcupine Meatballs:

  1. Pour the ground beef, Minute rice, egg, diced onion, salt, pepper and garlic powder into a mixing bowl.
  2. Mix all of the ingredients together until well combined.
  3. Scoop the meat mixture 2 tablespoons at a time and form into balls.
  4. Set the meatballs aside on a plate.
  5. Pour the condensed tomato soup, water, Worcestershire sauce and Italian seasoning into a mixing bowl. Whisk well and set the bowl aside.
  6. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  7. Once the oil is hot, add the meatballs to the skillet.
  8. Brown the meatballs on all sides and then drain the grease from the skillet.
  9. Pour the soup mixture into the skillet and gently stir the meatballs around until they are coated in the sauce.
  10. Bring the sauce to a simmer.
  11. Place a lid on the skillet and reduce the heat to low. Leave the meatballs to simmer for 45 minutes.
  12. Remove the skillet from the heat top with fresh chopped parsley if desired.
  13. Serve and enjoy!

FAQS:

How should I store porcupine meatballs?

Store porcupine meatballs in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days. If you need to store them for a longer period, consider freezing them in a freezer-safe container or a resealable plastic bag for up to 2-3 months.

What should I serve with porcupine meatballs?

Porcupine meatballs pair well with a variety of side dishes. Here are some suggestions:

  1. Mashed Potatoes: Creamy mashed potatoes complement the savory flavors of porcupine meatballs.
  2. Steamed Rice: Serve the meatballs over steamed white or brown rice for a classic combination.
  3. Vegetables: Roasted or steamed vegetables such as green beans, broccoli, or carrots add a nutritious and colorful element to the meal.
  4. Side Salad: A crisp green salad with a light vinaigrette provides a refreshing contrast to the hearty meatballs.
  5. Garlic Bread: Crusty garlic bread or a baguette is perfect for soaking up the delicious sauce from the meatballs.
  6. Cauliflower Rice: For a low-carb option, consider serving porcupine meatballs with cauliflower rice.
  7. Pasta: Pair the meatballs with your favorite pasta.
  8. Coleslaw: A zesty coleslaw can add a crunchy and tangy element to the meal.

Feel free to mix and match these options based on your preferences and create a well-balanced and satisfying meal with porcupine meatballs.

Yield: 22 meatballs

Porcupine Meatballs with Tomato Soup

Porcupine Meatballs are delicious meatballs made with ground beef, Minute rice and diced onions all in a flavourful sauce made with condensed tomato soup, Worcestershire sauce and Italian seasoning.

Porcupine Meatballs are delicious meatballs made with ground beef, Minute rice and diced onions all in a flavourful sauce made with condensed tomato soup, Worcestershire sauce and Italian seasoning.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour

Ingredients

  • 1.5 lbs ground beef
  • 1/2 cup Minute rice
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup diced yellow onion
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 x 10.5oz cans condensed tomato soup
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Optional

  • fresh chopped parsley

Instructions

  1. Pour the ground beef, Minute rice, egg, diced onion, salt, pepper and garlic powder into a mixing bowl.
  2. Mix all of the ingredients together until well combined.
  3. Scoop the meat mixture 2 tablespoons at a time and form into balls.
  4. Set the meatballs aside on a plate.
  5. Pour the condensed tomato soup, water, Worcestershire sauce and Italian seasoning into a mixing bowl. Whisk well and set the bowl aside.
  6. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  7. Once the oil is hot, add the meatballs to the skillet.
  8. Brown the meatballs on all sides and then drain the grease from the skillet.
  9. Pour the soup mixture into the skillet and gently stir the meatballs around until they are coated in the sauce.
  10. Bring the sauce to a simmer.
  11. Place a lid on the skillet and reduce the heat to low. Leave the meatballs to simmer for 45 minutes.
  12. Remove the skillet from the heat top with fresh chopped parsley if desired.
  13. Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

22

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 121Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 36mgSodium: 238mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 0gSugar: 3gProtein: 9g

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Sally

Friday 9th of February 2024

Can I use noodles instead of rice? I don’t eat rice.

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