Porcupine Meatballs

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This is my version of the classic Campbell's soup porcupine meatball recipe. It 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. Mixing ground meats together.


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


Mix all ingredients together well. Mixing all ingredients.


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


Place meatballs in skillet. Skillet filled with meatballs.


Pour remaining 1 1/2 cans of soup and 1 can water over meatballs. Tomato soup added to pan.


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. Tomato soup added to pan.


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 R Barbara from Bremerton, WA

Cooked meatballs.

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November 6, 20150 found this helpful

Tccch! Aren't porcupines protected? (Someone had to say it ) But the recipe does sound good!

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November 6, 20150 found this helpful

Rice-a-Roni used to have a really easy-to-prepare porcupine meatball recipe on its box. It's on the net now. Family favorite indeed.

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November 17, 20150 found this helpful

easy to prep. i have them on the stove cooking now. thanks for sharing the recipe.

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December 13, 20150 found this helpful

I made these tonight. The rice does not stick out like porcupine needles and my grandson was sure to tell me they were wrong What happened?

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January 20, 20160 found this helpful

This is the recipe I've been looking for, my family loved back then and now ai'll be making it for grand children. Thanks

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