This freezes well, and is great heated up in the microwave too. A really yummy meal.


Ingredients (serves 6 | makes 24 balls)

  • 500g mince meat
  • 1/4 cup raw rice
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tbs choice of herbs, I use fresh parsley and oregano
  • 2 cans Tomato Soup
  • 1 can of water - just use the tomato soup can
  • 2 slices bread, crusts removed soaked in milk

Method

  1. mix all ingredients together, lightly grease a casserole dish
  2. roll into balls the size you like, mine are about golf ball size, place in the casserole dish
  3. pour tomato soup and water over the balls (sometimes I add cherry tomatoes for an extra yumminess factor).
  4. cook in a moderate oven 170 degrees for about an hour and a half, or until rice spikes out of the balls and the mince is cooked and soft
  5. Serve with your choice of veges. This is my sons photo, we served the balls with sweet and white potato mash, and steamed broccoli today, and topped with natural greek yoghurt


  • Great recipe, definetly going to give this a go.

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  • So making this tonight!

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  • Love the name, my kids loved it as well


    • It was very delicious!!!! Everyone loved it! Definitely a keeper!

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  • Interesting! Want to give it a try!

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  • The porcupine balls look great,a lovely recipe!

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  • Have not seen this one in a while. My mum used to do hers in the pressure cooker, being a working mum.

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  • This dish looks amazing and great for the family, thanks!.

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  • Anything goes with mashed potato! Love the look of this for a healthy meal for the family

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  • This looks very hearty and delicious!

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  • I love porcupine balls, might have to have them over the weekend, thanks for the reminder!

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  • Here I GO WITH ERROR 409 THIS TIME. SOMETHING TO DO WITH A CONFIGURATION PLATFORM ????????????????. TRIED TO LOVE AND RECOMMEND THIS RECIPE AGAIN! LOL

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  • This looks like a lovely ,wholesome recipe for the fussiest of eaters.

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  • awesome meal – I love that it is called porcupine balls my kids always want to know if we are eating porcupine!

    Thank you for sharing your version :)

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  • we haven’t had much of a summer, so this kind of meal still works for us!


    • I love this type of meal during all of the seasons – yum.

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  • Traditional Porcupine Balls are such good comfort food.

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