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Porcupine Meatballs

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Great balls of fun! Here’s a meatball rolling in flavor.
  Cereal 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs) (Multi-Bran Chex®)
  Lean ground beef 1 Pound (at least 80%)
  Uncooked parboiled converted rice 2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs)
  Milk 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Onion soup mix 1 Ounce
  Egg 1
  Water 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Canned tomato juice 23 Ounce (3 cups)

1. Heat oven to 425°F. Crush cereal. (To easily crush cereal, place in plastic bag or between sheets of waxed paper, and crush with rolling pin.) In large bowl, mix crushed cereal, beef, rice, milk, dry soup mix and egg. Using wet hands, shape mixture into 30 meatballs. Place in ungreased 13x9-inch baking dish or 3-quart casserole.
2. Pour water and tomato juice over meatballs; stir gently.
3. Cover and bake 50 to 55 minutes or until rice is tender and beef is no longer pink in center and juice is clear.
High Altitude (3500-6500 ft): Bake 1 hour to 1 hour 15 minutes.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Meaty, Smooth
Holiday, Kids, Party
Beef, Egg, Milk Product
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
70 Minutes
Ready In: 
85 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 165 Calories from Fat 40

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 5 g7.2%

Saturated Fat 1.8 g8.9%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 48.3 mg16.1%

Sodium 292.3 mg12.2%

Total Carbohydrates 18 g6.1%

Dietary Fiber 0.59 g2.4%

Sugars 4.2 g

Protein 12 g24.4%

Vitamin A 8.7% Vitamin C 23.6%

Calcium 5.9% Iron 15.9%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Porcupine Meatballs Recipe