From The Kitchen Of Rachelle Underwood

Friday, June 18, 2010

Porcupine Meatballs

This recipe has seen me through many nights of asking, "What should I make for dinner?". It only takes a few ingredients, and 15 minutes to cook. I'm always trying to find ways to use ground beef or ground turkey in a non "cafeteria style" way seeing as ground anything sounds cheap, and sometimes tastes nasty. This meal you can be proud lends all the flavors to please adults and children. It also looks colorful, escpecially if you add some fresh chopped parsley and sprinkle it on top. By all means, you may add any favorite spices to the meatballs like basil or oregano, whatever you feel in the mood for. I usually serve this with a salad and garlic toasts, Yum! This recipe gets it's name from the way the meatballs look with the rice and onion sticking out of the meatball...they look a little pokey, like a porcupine.

Porcupine Meatballs

1 pound ground beef or ground turkey
1 c. instant rice
1 chopped onion
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
2 cloves of garlic, minced or pressed
2 can of tomato sauce

In a bowl, mix all ingredients together except the tomatoes sauce. In a large sauce pan, pour tomato sauce (both cans) and fill one of the can with water or white wine (for added flavor). Form meatballs about the size of a large walnut. Put meatballs in the pan with the tomato sauce mixture, simmer for 15-20 minutes, turning meatballs once. Let meatball slightly cool, sauce will thicken. On each serving, spoon the sauce on top of the meatballs.

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