Porcupine Meatballs This is an oldie but goodie. Well, I think it’s a goodie. My children were never impressed with this like I wanted them to be. Maybe I didn’t do a good job of teaching them what a porcupine is. The rice sticking out was supposed to clue them that these balls looked like porcupines. They never got it. I have the next generation to work on now. But first, I’m buying a children’s book about porcupines from amazon.com.
1 lb ground beef or turkey (or half and half)
1/4 cup uncooked long grain rice
1 slightly beaten egg
1 tbsp chopped parsley
2 tbsp finely chopped onions
1/2 tsp salt
1 10 3/4 ounce can condensed tomato soup
1/2 cup water
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
Combine first 7 ingredients plus 1/4 cup tomato soup. Mix thoroughly and shape into about 20 small balls and place in skillet. Mix remaining soup water and Worcestershire sauce and pour over meatballs. Bring to boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer 40 minutes, stirring often.