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Porcupine Meatballs Recipe

Time & Serves

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  • Serves: 4-5

Recipe Ingredients

Wonder why they’re called porcupine meatballs? It’s because they’re stuffed with rice and when they simmer in the sauce, they start to resemble porcupines with the cooked rice poking out of the meatballs like quills. Delicious served with your favourite green vegetables.

  • 500g lean beef mince
  • 1/4 cup freshly chopped parsley
  • 1/2 cup grated carrot
  • 1/2 cup uncooked long grain rice
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 sticks celery, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp Wattie's Tomato Paste
  • 500g jar HEINZ [SERIOUSLY] GOOD™ Beef Casserole Simmer Sauce
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 bay leaf (optional)

Recipe Method

  1. In a bowl mix together beef mince, parsley, grated carrot and long grain rice. Season with salt and pepper. Roll mixture into 16 even sized balls. 
  2. Heat a dash of oil in a lidded frying pan. Add onion and celery and cook until softened. Stir in Wattie’s Tomato Paste. Pour over HEINZ [SERIOUSLY] GOOD™ Beef Casserole Simmer Sauce and water. Stir while bringing sauce to the boil. Reduce heat and add meatballs and bay leaf. Cover. Simmer for 30-35 minutes, turning meatballs halfway during cooking, until meatballs are cooked. Serve with your favourite green vegetables.
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