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Porcupine Meatballs

This porcupine meatball recipe has stood the test of time for good reason: It’s easy, budget-friendly, and absolutely delicious. Once you try this nostalgic recipe, it’ll become a staple in your home. 


  • 1 pound lean ground beef

  • ½ cup uncooked long grain white rice

  • ½ cup water

  • ⅓ cup chopped onion

  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt

  • ½ teaspoon celery salt

  • ⅛ teaspoon garlic powder

  • ⅛ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1 tablespoon canola oil

  • 1 (15 ounce) can tomato sauce

  • 1 cup low sodium chicken stock, or more as needed

  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce

  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar


  1. Gather all ingredients.

  2. Mix ground beef, rice, water, onion, salt, celery salt, garlic powder, and black pepper thoroughly in a bowl until well combined. Roll mixture into 12 meatballs.

  3. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Place meatballs into the hot skillet; cook, turning once halfway through cooking, until well browned, about 8 minutes. Drain and discard excess grease.

  4. Pour tomato sauce, chicken stock, Worcestershire sauce, and sugar into the skillet; reduce heat to medium-low. Cover and simmer until meatballs are no longer pink in the center and rice is tender, about 45 minutes. Stir in more stock if sauce becomes too dry.

  5. Enjoy!

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