I think I have told you guys before that my guys love meatballs. They’d probably be happy if I made them a couple of times per week. While I do like meatballs, I prefer to do different versions so that dinner isn’t monotonous!
Here are a few of the other meatball recipes that I have shared –
- Turkey Swedish Meatballs
- Blue Cheese Stuffed Buffalo Chicken Meatballs.
- Sweet & Sour Meatballs – Publix Menu Plan Meal
- Mozzarella Stuffed Meatball Subs with Italian Vegetable Relish
- Meatball Stromboli
So if you have tried all of those I have yet another meatball recipe that I think you’ll love. My Turkey Porcupine Balls are super simple and very tasty. These little meatballs are super fun for the kids…the name alone will make them want to try them. The name comes about since the rice puffs up and spikes out of the meat and looks like little porcupines.
The original recipe is probably 30 – 40 years old and uses beef. I actually prefer the texture of chicken or turkey in my meatballs. I think you guys will like this one. The taste is great, the preparation is simple and it’s very budget friendly – a winning combination!
Remember this recipe is part of the Publix Menu Plan Week Of 9/11 – 9/17. Here are the other recipes that I have already shared –
- Asian Ramen Salad with Chicken
- Easy Baked Tilapia, Sauteed Mushrooms & Steamed Veggies
- Turkey Sloppy Joes with Sweet Potato Fries
- Linguini With Clam Sauce, Salad & Garlic Bread
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 20 oz ground turkey
- ½ cup long grain rice
- ⅓ cup water
- ½ medium onion, minced
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
- ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
- 14.5 oz can of diced tomatoes
- 2 cups beef broth
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- In a large bowl, mix the turkey, rice, water, onion, salt, pepper and garlic powder until combined.
- Roll the mixture into 1 inch meatballs.
- Heat the oil in a large pan and brown the meatballs on all sides.
- Remove to a paper lined plate to drain then place in a large pot.
- Combine the tomatoes (with juice), beef broth and Worcestershire sauce and pour over the meatballs.
- Bring the mixture to a boil then cover and reduce heat to low.
- Simmer the meatballs in sauce for 30 - 40 minutes.
- Watch the sauce to ensure it does not boil out. Add additional broth if needed.