Porcupine Meatballs

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Appears in Cook's Country August/September 2013

This homey, old-fashioned recipe was due for a comeback—if only we could get the rice and the ground meat on the same schedule.

SERVES4 to 6

TIME2¼ hours

Porcupine Meatballs

WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS

What happens when you add raw rice to ground meat, form it into balls, and cook it? As the rice swells, it sticks out of the meatball like porcupine quills—hence the name. But rice takes longer to cook than meat, and the ground beef was tou...

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