Friday, September 14, 2012
serves about 6
2 Pounds Ground Hamburger
1/2 Teaspoon Pepper
1/2 Cup Rice, Uncooked
1 Package Dry Onion Soup Mix, Divided
1 Small Can Tomato Sauce
1 Teaspoon Kitchen Bouquet or Worcestershire Sauce
Mix together hamburger, pepper, rice, and half of the onion soup mix (about 2 teaspoons). Shape into 1 1/2 inch balls. Brown the meatballs in a frying pan, but don't cook all the way through. Place browned meatballs in a casserole dish. In a separate small bowl mix together the tomato sauce, 1/2 can of water, the rest of the onion soup mix, and the kitchen bouquet. Pour sauce over meatballs and bake at 350 for 1 hour, covered. Serve with mashed potatoes.
I was talking with my sister a few weeks ago and these meatballs came up in the conversation. My mom use to make them for us all the time when we were growing up. I had totally forgot about porcupine meatballs and I decided I needed to make them ASAP. I have to say, they are as good as I remember. Perfect weather-is-getting-cold-and-I-need-some-comfort-food!