Recipes Farmhouse Kitchen, June 2024 Porcupine Meatballs

Porcupine Meatballs

Porcupine Meatballs

Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Servings: 4


1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef
1 cup instant rice
1/2 small onion, finely diced
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon salt, plus more to taste
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper, plus more to taste
3 cups V8 vegetable juice
1 (6-ounce) can tomato paste


In a large bowl, add ground beef, uncooked rice, onion, garlic, salt and pepper. Mix well to combine. Roll mixture into 2-inch sized balls. This makes about 15 meatballs. Heat a deep nonstick skillet with a lid over medium heat. Brown meatballs 3 to 4 minutes each on several sides and remove from pan. Drain grease and return pan to heat. In the pan, add V8 juice and tomato paste. Mix well. Bring to a simmer, then reduce heat to low. Add salt and pepper to taste. Add meatballs back into the pan. Spoon sauce over the meatballs. Cover and cook 15 to 20 minutes or until meatballs are cooked through.