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Porcupine Meatballs In Tomato Sauce

Monday, January 13, 2014

Hello Sparkfamily! I never thought of eating a porcupine until my Mama made these! Take a look!


0.12 tsp marjoram leaves
1 dash pepper
0.12 tsp leaves thyme
1 tsp salt
10 oz ground lean turkey
1/2 cup chicken broth, canned
0.12 tsp garlic, minced
1/4 cup chopped diced onion
2 tbsps parsley, chopped
1 cup tomato sauce
2 oz rice, uncooked


Pre-heat oven to 350 F.
For the porcupines; in a medium bowl thoroughly combine turkey, rice, diced onion, parsley, salt, marjoram, thyme and pepper.
Shape into 9 equal balls. Spray a 1-quart casserole with cooking spray and arrange balls in the dish.
For the sauce; combine remaining ingredients. Pour sauce over balls in casserole dish.
Cover and bake for 1 hour, turning once during baking. Enjoy!

Just a little tip! Be careful with the quills on the porcupine, they will put a hurt'in on you!!!! I hope that all of you have a beautiful day and remember the word is always healthy! Hugs, Rose:) emoticon

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
BTRX71 1/14/2014 2:39AM

    Sound good and I love the name emoticon

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ARTJAC 1/14/2014 1:08AM


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CTUPTON 1/13/2014 5:54PM

    Oh I have to try these. Cool! chris

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BLEGNER11 1/13/2014 1:30PM

    I haven't made these in years. Thanks for the reminder.

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-WRKNG2ABTTRME- 1/13/2014 1:08PM


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123ELAINE456 1/13/2014 1:02PM

  Sounds Yummy!!! I remember making these years ago. There was Very Good. Thanks for Sharing. Keep Sparking!!!

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GERIKRAGH 1/13/2014 12:49PM

    Sounds great!

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GUNNSGIRL91303 1/13/2014 12:46PM

    sounds yummy! I think I will try these since I just picked up a pound of ground turkey on sale! emoticon

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TUBLADY 1/13/2014 12:14PM

    I make a pork/rice meatball cooked with sauerkraut. it's an old Eastern european recepie. My Nana always made meatball using rice as the thickener. I tried brown rice once, but doesn't work well. the brown rice has the bran or hull on and makes the rice stay hard. maybe if precooked, So I will stick to a with a true and tested recepie using reg. rice.
I have tried chicken and turkey but found I need to use a lot of seasoning. I have mixed turkey with lean beef. But since I can buy very lean beef, stay with it.
Can also make meatloaf using rice.
Thank for the nice recepie postings.
Have a great day.
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BOB5148 1/13/2014 11:49AM


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CIARA916 1/13/2014 11:43AM

    lol catchy name. It got my attention!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 1/13/2014 11:35AM


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ELIZACG9 1/13/2014 11:34AM

    I like turkey too.

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GYMRAT_AT44 1/13/2014 11:05AM

    Sounds delicious.

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1CRAZYDOG 1/13/2014 11:01AM

    Wonderful!!!!! Going to try this using brown rice. Won't look like a "porcupine" but close enough, eh! HUGS

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