Porcupine Meatballs


My Mother passed away this past January.  I thought I would share one of her recipes. Just before I left home as a young adult my Mom sat me down with a stack of index cards and made me write out some fool-proof recipes.  They were her go-tos that she knew I could easily make while living on my own.  As I went through my many recipe cards the other day, I found this one that made me think of her.  It’s funny how something like “Porcupine Meatballs” can bring on a flood of good memories.  And trust me, if I can make this recipe, anyone can!



  • 3/4 lb ground beef
  • 1 minced onion
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ½ cup milk
  • ½ cup cooked rice or 1/3 cup uncooked rice
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 can tomato soup



  • Combine all ingredients except the tomato soup
  • Form into balls and place in a casserole
  • Pour can of tomato soup over meatballs
  • Bake uncovered for 35 minutes at 325˚
  • Cover and bake for another 30 minutes
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