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Porcupine Meatballs

DEAR SOS: I remember a dish from my childhood called porcupine meatballs. I believe they were made with ground beef, rice and tomato soup. ELIZABETH JOHNSON Santa Monica DEAR ELIZABETH: Here's one of many updated versions of this old favorite. Read more

Total time: 1 hour | Makes 18 meatballs
  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon paprika or chili powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup rice or 2/3 cup pearl barley
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 1 (1-pound) can stewed tomatoes
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup teriyaki sauce, optional
  • 1 tablespoon minced onion

Step 1Combine beef, egg, milk, paprika, salt and rice. Roll into 2-inch balls. Melt butter in skillet over low heat. Raise heat to medium, add meatballs and brown on all sides, about 8 to 10 minutes.

Step 2Combine tomatoes, water, teriyaki sauce and onion in large saucepan. Bring to boil over medium-high heat. Drop meatballs into tomato mixture. Cover pan and simmer until sauce is thick, 40 minutes to 1 hour.

Each meatball:
141 calories; 187 mg sodium; 45 mg cholesterol; 10 grams fat; 5 grams carbohydrates; 8 grams protein; 0.15 gram fiber.
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