Porcupine Balls

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“My grandmother always made these when said we were "REALLY" hungry. Giant meaty, tomato meat balls.”
1hr 20mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Thaw beef, chop onions into small pieces (Some people prefer minced).
  2. In a bowl combine beef, onion and egg.
  3. Mix well with hands.
  4. Roll into "meat balls". Any size will do. My husband loves them the size of a tennis ball.
  5. Put rice into large bowl.
  6. Roll "meatballs in rice so they are coated (making them little porcupines).
  7. Place in bake ware dish.
  8. Pour both cans of tomato soup into another bowl and mix with one can of water.
  9. Pour over porcupine balls.
  10. Turn porcupine balls over and spoon some of the soup over them.
  11. Cover and bake at 350°C for 30 minutes, uncover and bake until meat is well done (approximately 30 minutes).

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