We were super busy with a Girl Scout cookie booth and Thinking Day, shoveling after our blizzard and relaxing most of the day on Sunday! I love staying home on Sundays. It's my day to do laundry, clean and hang out with Ella. We love that time together! That's also when I do most of my cooking for the blog posts each week. Gotta love a full belly for Sunday dinner!
Today's recipe is one of those comfort food type of recipes! Porcupine Meatballs! I found the original recipe in a local church cookbook, made a few tweeks and this is what we got! They are so, so good! The sauce has a slight sweetness from the brown sugar, that goes so well with the tomato sauce. We served it with a side of mashed potatoes for a perfect and filling meal!
Ground Beef Porcupine Meatballs (click here to print recipe)
What you need:
1 pound lean ground beef
1/2 cup instant rice
1/2 cup water
1/3 cup onion, finely diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
salt and pepper
1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
1- 15 ounce can tomato sauce
1/2 cup tomato juice
1/2 cup beef broth
3 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons worcestershire sauce
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a bowl, combine beef, rice, water, onion, garlic, salt and pepper until mixed. Shape into 1 1/2 inch meatballs. Heat the olive oil in a large non stick skillet over medium heat. Add the meatballs and cook until evenly browned. Transfer to a glass baking dish.
While browning the meatballs, combine all the sauce ingredients in a bowl. Pour over the browned meatballs and bake for 45 minutes until meatballs and rice are cooked through. Serve with rice or mashed potatoes.
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This recipe is shared at these blogs: Time to Sparkle at Inside BruCrew Life, Freedom Fridays at Love Bakes Good Cakes, Weekend Potluck at The Better Baker, Strut Your Stuff at Six Sisters Stuff,