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A quick prep easy weeknight dinner these Porcupine Meatballs will fill up the whole family!
So being a busy mom of 4 wonderful kids who are mostly all school age, we like to find dinners that are quick and easy! My boys are busy active big kids who these day’s it seems so hard to keep up with! Seriously though. I mean once these kids are in school there are so many things that they can join that keep families busy all week long! Amiright?!?!
I can’t stress enough how much an easy, delicious meal in our family goes a long way and keeps everyone happy. Idahoan Signature Russet Mashed Potatoes really helps us out when we are wanting amazing flavor when we are short on time.
We decided to pair this great side with an old family recipe and made our Porcupine Meatballs. I know the name sounds super weird. I assure you, it is not porcupine. It is actually ground beef with rice and it is supposed to somehow resemble a porcupine, so apparently the name stuck somewhere down the line and these addictive, large, perfect meatballs were born.
Like mentioned earlier, these are easy prep! Who doesn’t love easy prep? All you need is 2lbs ground beef, 1 cup rice, water and some seasoning and roll it into meatballs, add it to a baking dish, mix together some tomato sauce, water and Worcestershire sauce and pour over, cover and bake and you are all set! Easy as pie right?
What is even easier is the prep for these seriously delicious Idahoan Signature Russets. They taste just like homemade but without the work of having to peel, boil and mash your own! Anything that saves me time and tastes good in the end I’m all for, and these are no exception.
These whip up in under 5 minutes, have a nice smooth taste with just a hint of butter and cream. We have always served our Porcupine Meatballs with mashed potatoes and these new resealable pouches, over 6lbs of premium Idahoan potatoes in each 16oz package, they make any day taste like Sunday.
This is of our favorite quick easy dinners for our busy weeknights! It’s a hearty meal that will easily fill an army (at least my army of 3 hungry boys) and it tastes great, which is pretty much the most important thing besides our dinners being easy!
So if you’re looking for that next go-to meal when you’re short on time but want to be able to sit together as a family and enjoy the short moments that you do get together, these Porcupine Meatballs are a great option.
Large meatballs are filled with rice and baked in a tomato sauce making these a great weeknight option.
- 2 lbs ground beef
- 1 cup rice
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 small diced onion optional
- 2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp garlic powder
- 1 1/2 can tomato sauce
- 1 1/2 cup water
- 3 tsp Worcestershire sauce
- Preheat oven to 350.
- In bowl mix together your ground beef, rice, water, onions, salt and garlic powder and shape into large meatballs (about 2 inches in diameter).
- Place into large baking dish.
- Mix together your tomato sauce, water and Worcestershire sauce and pour over meatballs making sure they are covered.
- Cover with tin foil and bake for about 1 hour.
- Serve with your favorite sides and enjoy!