Savory Meals!

Porcupine Meatballs

Great balls of fun! Here’s a batch of meatballs that are simply rolling in flavor.

Prep Time:15 min
Start to Finish:1 hr 10 min
Makes:10 servings (3 meatballs each)

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Multi-bran Chex®
1 1/2cups Multi-Bran Chex® cereal
1lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
2/3cup uncooked parboiled (converted) rice
1/2cup milk
1package (1 oz) onion soup mix
1cup water
2cans (11 1/2 oz each) tomato juice (3 cups)
Did You Know?
Meatballs make a great main dish or easy-to-serve appetizer. Try these both ways.
Make the meatballs ahead of time. Reheat and then keep them warm on a buffet table in a small slow cooker or chafing dish.
Place a basket of French baguette slices beside the appetizer meatballs for soaking up the yummy sauce.
Evenly shaped meatballs are easy when you pat the meat mixture into the baking dish and cut into 6 rows by 5 rows. Roll the squares into balls and return to the dish to bake.
Preparation Directions
1.Heat oven to 425°F. Crush cereal. (To easily crush cereal, place in plastic bag or between sheets of waxed paper, and crush with rolling pin.) In large bowl, mix crushed cereal, beef, rice, milk, dry soup mix and egg. Using wet hands, shape mixture into 30 meatballs. Place in ungreased 13x9-inch baking dish or 3-quart casserole.
2.Pour water and tomato juice over meatballs; stir gently.
3.Cover and bake 50 to 55 minutes or until rice is tender and beef is no longer pink in center and juice is clear.
High Altitude (3500-6500 ft): Bake 1 hour to 1 hour 15 minutes.
Nutritional Information
1 Serving: Calories 200 (Calories from Fat 60); Total Fat 6g (Saturated Fat 2 1/2g, Trans Fat 0g); Cholesterol 50mg; Sodium 540mg; Total Carbohydrate 24g (Dietary Fiber 2g, Sugars 6g); Protein 11% Daily Value*: Vitamin A 10%; Vitamin C 15%; Calcium 6%; Iron 30Exchanges: 1 1/2 Starch; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Vegetable; 1 Medium-Fat Meat Carbohydrate Choices: 1 1/2 MyPyramid Servings: 1 oz-equivalents Grains, 1 oz-equivalents Meat & Beans, 1/4 c Vegetables 
*% Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.