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Porcupine Meatball Recipes

Kids and adults both love these meatballs with grains of rice sticking out like porcupine quills. This page contains porcupine meatball recipes.


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By 2 found this helpful
August 2, 2012
This is my version of the classic Campbell's soup porcupine meatball recipe. I was always a favorite of my daughter's so we made it again for our members. Enjoy.


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 1 egg
  • 1 small onion finely chopped
  • 1/2 - 1 tsp. minced garlic
  • 1/2 tsp. dry crushed oregano
  • 2 cans Campbell's tomato soup
  • 1 soup can water
  • 1/2 - 3/4 cup white rice, uncooked


Mix the ground beef and pork together.


Add egg, 1/2 can tomato soup, 1/2 to 1 tsp. minced garlic, onion, oregano, and rice.

Mix all ingredients together well.

Shape into meatballs, I like to make them golf ball sized or smaller.


Place meatballs in skillet.

Pour remaining 1 1/2 cans of soup and 1 can water over meatballs.

Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to simmer, cover, and cook for 25 - 30 minutes or until the meatballs are done and the rice is tender.


Serve with your favorite vegetable or salad.

Servings: 8 - 10
Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cooking Time: 40 Minutes

Source: Campbell's Soup cookbook from the 1970s

By Barbara from Bremerton, WA

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By 2 found this helpful
April 30, 2012
My mother in-law got me started on these years ago. Our family really enjoys them!


  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1/2 cup uncooked rice
  • 1 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 7 Tbsp. grated onion
  • 1 can tomato soup
  • 1 cup hot water


Combine ground beef, rice, salt, pepper and onion. Shape into 12 balls. Mix hot water and soup and pour over balls. Cover and bake 40-45 minutes. Uncover last 15 minutes of baking time.

Servings: 6
Prep Time: 15-20 Minutes
Cooking Time: 40-45 Minutes

By Robin from Washington, IA


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By 1 found this helpful
July 30, 2011
A variation on the recipe I got years ago from my mother in-law. These are just as good as hers.


  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 can tomato soup
  • 1/4 cup uncooked rice
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten
  • 1/8 cup minced onion
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 Tbsp. shortening
  • 1 cup water


Mix 1/4 cup tomato soup with ground beef, rice, egg, onion and salt. Shape into 1 1/2 inch balls. Brown in shortening. Blend in remaining soup and water. Simmer 40 minutes, or until rice is tender. Stir occasionally.

Servings: 4
Prep Time: 15-20 Minutes
Cooking Time: 40 Minutes

By Robin from Washington, IA

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By 1 found this helpful
March 10, 2011

In a bowl combine first six ingredients. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Shape into 1 - 1 1/2 inch balls. Place in casserole dish. Combine last four ingredients; pour over meatballs.

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By 0 found this helpful
July 16, 2017

This recipe can be baked at 350 degrees F for 2 hours, but I made it in the crockpot to save energy and to keep my kitchen cool in the summer. It also uses brown rice instead of white.

Porcupine Meatballs and green beans on plate

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