Perfect Porcupine Meatballs
|Egg||1 , beaten|
|Day old bread crumbs||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (3/4 Slice)|
|Precooked rice||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (Packages, Uncooked)|
|Freshly ground pepper||1 Dash|
|Ground beef||1 Pound|
|Canned tomatoes||7 1⁄2 Ounce, cut up (1 Can)|
|Hot water||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Basil sprigs/1/2 teaspoon dried basil leaves||1 , crushed|
Combine egg, milk, crumbs, rice, salt, and pepper; add ground beef and mix well.
Shape meat into about 20 small balls.
In heavy skillet brown in hot butter on all sides, turning gently. (Electric skillet 350°.)
Drain off excess fat.
Add tomatoes, water, and basil.
Cover and simmer until tender, about 45 minutes, turning once or twice.
Calories 452 Calories from Fat 313
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 35 g53.7%
Saturated Fat 13.5 g67.3%
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 141.3 mg47.1%
Sodium 575 mg24%
Total Carbohydrates 14 g4.6%
Dietary Fiber 1.5 g6.1%
Sugars 0.6 g
Protein 23 g46.2%
Vitamin A 29.3% Vitamin C 13.5%
Calcium 7.3% Iron 16.9%
*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet