Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Porcupine Meatballs

When we farmed we would get cows I always had lots of ground beef. I had to be creative to find new ways to have plain old ground beef. This is one not only the kids love, but Neil also. You could always substitute ground turkey for the beef.

1 pound ground beef
1/2 cup bread crumbs
1 egg
1 tsp. worcestershire sauce
3/4 tsp. salt
1 tbsp. parsley flakes
1 tbsp. minced onion
1/3 cup uncooked rice
1 can (8 oz) tomato sauce
1/2 tsp. hamburger seasoning salt
1 cup water

1. in a mixing bowl combine the ground beef, bread crumbs, egg, worcestershire sauce, salt, parsley flakes and minced onion.
2. mix together and then form beef into 8 meat balls
3. roll each meat ball in the rice so that the rice sticks to it
4. put the meat balls in a skillet
5. make the sauce by combining the tomato sauce and hamburger seasoning salt. Pour this sauce over each meat ball.
6. carefully pour the water into the skillet between the meat balls, not over them.
7. cover the skillet with a lid and simmer over medium heat for about 45 minutes.

hint: use a 1/4 cup measuring cup to scoop out the meat for the meat balls so they will cook evenly.