Porcupine Meatballs

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Holly Nilsson
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Tender rice-meatballs baked in a zesty tomato sauce. 


  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1/2 cup cooked long grain rice
  • 1/4 cup onion diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons parsley fresh
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 egg
  • 1 can (10 oz) condensed tomato soup undiluted
  • 1 cup vegetable juice such as V8
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • chopped parsley, for garnish


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. 
  • In a large bowl, mix ground beef, rice, onion, garlic powder, parsley, worcestershire, egg, salt, and pepper until just combined. 
  • Shape the mixture into approximately 20 balls. Place in a baking dish, approximately 2qt.
  • Combine all ingredients for the sauce and pour over meatballs. 
  • Bake for uncovered 1 hour. Garnish with parsley, salt, and pepper. Serve over rice or mashed potatoes.      

Nutrition Information

Calories: 294, Carbohydrates: 27g, Protein: 28g, Fat: 7g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 111mg, Sodium: 561mg, Potassium: 813mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 5g, Vitamin A: 990IU, Vitamin C: 26.2mg, Calcium: 52mg, Iron: 4.3mg