Porcupine Meatball Appetizers

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Instant rice replaces the breadcrumbs in these meatballs.

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  • Heat oven to 350°F. Mix meat, rice, cheese, onions, carrots and egg; shape into 36 small balls. Place in 13x9-inch baking dish.
  • Combine pasta sauce and peppers; pour over meatballs. Cover with foil.
  • Bake 1 hour or until meatballs are cooked through (160ºF).

How to Prevent the Meat Mixture From Sticking to Your Hands

Moisten your hands with cold water before using them to mix the meatball mixture and shape into the balls.

How to Make Evenly Sized Meatballs

Prepare meat mixture as directed; roll into log. Cut log in half, then cut in half again. Keep cutting each piece in half until you have 36 equal pieces. Then, shape each piece into a ball.


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Nutritional Information

Serving Size 12
Calories 170
% Daily Value
Total fat 8g
Saturated fat 3g
Cholesterol 40mg
Sodium 310mg
Carbohydrate 13g
Dietary fibre 1g
Sugars 5g
Protein 11g
Vitamin A 15 %DV
Vitamin C 25 %DV
Calcium 6 %DV
Iron 10 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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  • judithgvirtzman |

    Haven't had a chance to make it yet. It was recommended by a friend who has made it already! Would also be interested in LOW SODIUM meals pls.

  • starry23 |

    Awesome recipe. A favorite in our household. Instead of using carrots i put chopped mushrooms in mine instead. Love this recipe!

  • tdn1012 |