Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Electric Pressure Cooker Recipe: Porcupine Meatballs

One of the first things I made in my Electric Pressure Cooker were Porcupine Meatballs.
I have tried quite a few recipes since, but this is still the girls favorite.

I like it because it is simple.

I found out this is an old favorite of many. I had never even of heard of porcupine meatballs.

The girls enjoy helping in the kitchen when these are one the menu. This recipe has made its way into our Recipe Box.

Porcupine Meatballs

1 1/2 pounds ground beef
2/3 cups uncooked rice
1 pint stewed tomatoes
seasoning (salt, pepper, Italian seasoning)

Mix the ground beef and rice together.

Add Onion:I use 2 Tablespoons  dried Minced Onion OR 1/2 cup diced onion.
I add 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper and  1 teaspoon Italian Seasoning. (season to taste)
Mix Well. 

Form into Meatballs (the girls like doing this part)

Turn on Pressure Cooker.
Heat up the stewed tomatoes. (I use home canned tomatoes that have a lot of juice, you need to have about a cup of liquid in the cooker-you can add water if needed)
Drop in Meatballs.
Cook on High Pressure for 10 minutes (follow your pressure cooker's instructions)
When timer goes off let Pressure drop in cooker before opening.

Can be served with Rice or noodles.
I add Spaghetti Sauce to the meatballs and heat thoroughly. I serve over Spaghetti Noodles.

I love simple, easy recipes!

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  1. I've never heard of these before. Sounds like a very easy recipe!

  2. My kids used to love porcupine meatballs. But I always made mine in the oven. My MIL just bought a electric pressure cooker and loves it! Now I will have to make some!

  3. Wow! 10 minutes! I didn't know there were electric pressure cookers. This is pretty much the same recipe my mom would use to make stuffed peppers. (the stuffing part anyway)

    1. Stuffed Peppers! YUM!
      I love my electric pressure cooker!

  4. Oh this sounds good the first time I seen the name years ago I thought it was really about porcupines:) Hug B

  5. What great memories you just brought back to me. My grandmother (rest her soul) used to make these all the time.
    Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick

  6. Porcupine Balls are a favorite of my family, my grandma and mother used to make them as well! I would love to invite you to share your recipe at my linky party, Meal Planning Monday Recipe Link-up. Happy St. Patrick's Day! :) http://www.aprilshomemaking.com/2014/03/meal-planning-monday-recipe-link-up-2.html

  7. I've had my eye on one of those combo pressure cooker/slow cooker/rice cooker things for awhile. Would you mind sharing the brand you're using?

    1. I purchased a Nesco on Amazon. I have had it over a year and love it!
      It has a slow-cook, brown, and steam setting as well as the pressure cooker.
      My friend has a Cuisnart and he loves his too.

  8. What size pressure cooker do you recommend getting? I cook for only two people and am afraid of getting one that is too large.

    1. My friend has a 6 quart Cuisinart Pressure Cooker, and they cook for two.

  9. I have never heard of these! I must say I was slightly disappointed there was not porcupine meat in them LOL I thought you were going back hill red neck on me! What an easy recipe. Thanks for sharing at the (mis)Adventures Mondays Blog hop!


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