I love the versatility and convenience of ground beef, don’t you? We are fortunate to be able to get farm-fresh beef for an excellent price, and just a few weeks ago, we restocked our mostly-depleted freezer with 100 pounds of hamburger. Yes, 100 pounds! It shouldn’t be too hard to guess what will be starring on the menu for the next few weeks.
This recipe for Porcupine Meatballs is one of my favorite ways to use ground beef.
- 2 lbs. ground beef
- 2 eggs
- 1 1/4 c. rice, uncooked
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 2 tsp. salt
- 1/2 tsp. pepper
- 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
- 1 (29oz) can tomato sauce
- 1 1/2 c. water
- 1/4 c. brown sugar
- Combine all ingredients for meatballs. Shape into 12-14 balls; place in large pan.
- Combine ingredients for sauce; pour over meatballs.
- Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer, covered, for one hour, or until done. (Add a small amount of additional water if sauce becomes too thick.)