Porcupine Meatballs

Recipe from my Grandma when she was a young housewife in the 50's!

Porcupine Meatballs



4-5 chopped tomatoes

1 cup water

1/2 teaspoon basil

1/2 teaspoon parsley

salt & pepper


1 pound ground beef

1/2 cup rice

2 eggs

1 onion

1 Worcestershire sauce

1 cup tomato sauce

1/2 teaspoon salt (Himalayan pink salt)



1. In a medium sauce pan cook all sauce ingredients on medium to low heat until bubbly, while you prepare meatballs.

2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

3. In a large bowl add all meatball ingredients and mix thoroughly with your hands. 

3. Form meat into 1 1/2 inch balls and place in a large greased pan 1 inch apart.

4. Pour sauce over meatballs and bake for about 45 minutes or until done.


After the meatballs cook, the rice pokes out and makes them look like little porcupines!