Porcupine Meatballs

I’m fairly certain this came from the booklet that accompanied one of the pressure cookers Mom owned. She had three (2-1/2, 4, and 6 quart) and used them all regularly.

I remember an incident when we were teenagers. My brother Kevin & I had several friends over and Mom invited them for dinner. One of the guys asked what we had, and she answered “Porcupines”. Bill thought she mean porcupine meat – Kevin and I ran with that idea! Giz, the other friend, had no idea what it was but figured out there was a joke in it some place, so he noisily chomped through his, raving about how great it was. I have vivid memories of Bill tentatively trying a bite …

I don’t make it all that often, but my sons love it!

Porcupine Meatballs

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1/2 cup rice, uncooked
  • 1 Tbsp onion, minced
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 10-1/2 oz can tomato soup
  • 1/4 cup water

Combine first 5 ingredients; form into balls. Mix water & soup; put into pressure cooker. Drop meatballs in. Set control at 10 lbs of pressure and cook for 10 minutes after it jiggles. Let sit 5 minutes before opening.

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