Easy Porcupine Meatballs

Closeup of Easy Porcupine Meatballs in a red pan.

Easy Porcupine Meatballs Recipe

Easy Porcupine Meatballs Recipe. If you’re looking for a hearty and delicious meal that’s easy to make, you can’t go wrong with these.

With a combination of ground beef, rice, and a savory tomato sauce, this classic dish is sure to satisfy even the pickiest eaters.

The meatballs are packed with flavor and have a fun, “porcupine” appearance thanks to the rice mixed into the meat.

This recipe takes only minutes to prep and cooks in a single skillet, making it a great choice for busy weeknights when you don’t have a lot of time to spend in the kitchen.

Serve over a bed of fluffy rice or with a side of veggies for a complete and satisfying meal that the whole family will love.

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5 Easy Porcupine Meatballs in a red pan.

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Closeup of Easy Porcupine Meatballs in a red pan.

Easy Porcupine Meatballs

Nesting Lane Indulge
Delicious and easy-to-make recipe for Porcupine Meatballs. Ground beef, rice, and tomato soup come together to create a hearty meal.
5 from 33 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4



  • In a mixing bowl, combine ground beef, rice, egg, parsley, onion, salt, pepper, and 1/4 cup of tomato soup.
  • Mix the ingredients thoroughly until everything is well combined.
  • Use a spoon or a small scoop to form the mixture into about 20 small meatballs.
  • Place the meatballs in a large skillet, making sure they're evenly spaced.
  • In a separate small bowl, whisk together the remaining tomato soup, water, and Worcestershire sauce until well combined.
  • Pour the tomato soup mixture over the meatballs in the skillet.
  • Bring the skillet to a boil over medium-high heat.
  • Once boiling, reduce the heat to low and cover the skillet with a lid.
  • Let the meatballs simmer for 40 minutes, or until they're cooked through and the rice is soft.
  • Stir the meatballs occasionally while they cook to ensure they cook evenly.


Calories: 352kcalCarbohydrates: 20.1gProtein: 24.8gFat: 18.7gSaturated Fat: 7.2gCholesterol: 123.6mgSodium: 687mgFiber: 1.2gSugar: 6.5g
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