Porcupine Meatballs

Great balls of fun! Here’s a meatball rolling in flavor.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 10 min
  • Servings 10

Ingredients

1 1/2
cups Multi-Bran Chex™ cereal
1
lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
2/3
cup uncooked parboiled (converted) rice
1/2
cup milk
1
package (1 oz) onion soup mix
1
egg
1
cup water
2
cans (11 1/2 oz each) tomato juice (3 cups)

  • 1 Heat oven to 425°F. Crush cereal. (To easily crush cereal, place in plastic bag or between sheets of waxed paper, and crush with rolling pin.) In large bowl, mix crushed cereal, beef, rice, milk, dry soup mix and egg. Using wet hands, shape mixture into 30 meatballs. Place in ungreased 13x9-inch baking dish or 3-quart casserole.
  • 2 Pour water and tomato juice over meatballs; stir gently.
  • 3 Cover and bake 50 to 55 minutes or until rice is tender and beef is no longer pink in center and juice is clear.

Expert Tips

Accompany this appetizer with thin slices of toasted French bread to catch the sauce when serving at holiday parties or any time of year.

Evenly shaped meatballs are easy when you pat the meat mixture into the baking dish and cut into 6 rows by 5 rows. Roll the squares into balls and return to the dish to bake.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
200
(
Calories from Fat
60),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6g
6%
(Saturated Fat
2 1/2g,
2 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
50mg
50%;
Sodium
540mg
540%;
Total Carbohydrate
24g
24%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
6g
6%
),
Protein
11g
11%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%;
Vitamin C
15%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
30%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.