Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Porcupine Balls

OK, so this is one of my favorite recipes...usually Mom makes it.  After this, you'll see why.  This is from  Betty Crocker's New Dinner for Two cookbook circa 1964 page 96:

1/2 lb ground beef
1/4 C uncooked rice
1/4 C milk or water
2 Tbl chopped onion
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp celery salt
1/8 tsp garlic salt
dash of pepper
1 Tbl shortening or drippings
1 (8 oz) can tomato sauce
1/2 C water
1 1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce

Mix beef, rice, milk, onion and seasonings.  Form into 4 medium balls.  Fry in melted shortening, turning frequently, until light brown (but not crusty) on all sides.  Add tomato sauce, water and worcestershire sauce. Mix well.  Cover.  Simmer 45 minutes over low heat.  Add a small amount of additional water if liquid cooks down too much.  makes 2 servings

This would be a good time to discuss following directions.  I forgot to add the milk when making the balls so they fell to pieces when I tried to turn them.  I added a bit more rice, and more water and turned my porcupine balls into porcupine roadkill.  On the plus side, still tasted awesome!


1 comment:

  1. Actually it doesn't look all that bad. The brussel sprouts really appeal to me though