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1 lb. ground beef
1/2 lb. ground sausage (I prefer Jimmy Dean)
1 raw egg
1/2 cup uncooked, long-grain rice - not minute rice. I prefer Uncle Bens.
1/4 cup bread crumbs
1 clove minced garlic
1/2 small white onion, chopped
1 Tbs. Worcestershire sauce (forgive me, I can't spell that word)
Salt and Pepper
2 Tbs. chopped fresh parsley - or 2 tsp. dried
1 Tsp. dried oregano
Place all ingredients in a large bowl and mix well. Your hands are best for this! Then form into meatballs. I like mine to be about 1 1/2 - 2 in. in diameter. Place on a waxed paper lined plate and chill in the refrigerator for about 1/2 hour.
Heat a large skillet and add about 2 good tsp. of olive oil. Place the meatballs in and brown on all sides- do not cook all the way through. Remove the meatballs to a plate. In the same pan, add 1 cup sliced mushrooms and salt and pepper them. Saute' them in the good stuff left in the pan - lol - and sprinkle with 2 Tbs. flour. Pour in about 3 cups milk (or cream) and be sure to scrape up any bits from the bottom of the pan. Let this mixture come to a boil and thicken slightly.
At this point, place the meatballs and any juices from the plate back in the pan right in the gravy and simmer - covered - for about 45 minutes, or until cooked through.
You can also place the meatballs in a large baking dish, pour the "gravy" over and place in a 350 oven for 45 minutes.
Originally posted by cp_momof4@Jun 15 2004, 10:01 AM You've tried these then? Are they good? I keep seeing the recipe and thinking I should try it but never do.
These are one of my kids FAVORITE meals
The love that when the rice cooks, it pokes out of the meatballs...hence the name "porcupines" I've also made them in leftover BBQ sauce (from BBQ ribs in the crockpot). Those are my favorite!!