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Saucy Porcupine Meatballs

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From EatingWell:  March/April 2012

These meatballs are stuffed with plenty of rice, which, as it cooks, pokes out of the meatballs, making them look like prickly little porcupines. The little meatballs are cooked in a mildly tangy tomato sauce that’s a sure crowd-pleaser.

6 servings | Active Time: 30 minutes | Total Time: 2 3/4 hours

Ingredients

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Whisk tomato sauce, water, Worcestershire sauce and hot sauce in a Dutch oven.
  3. Combine rice, onion, thyme, onion powder, garlic powder, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Add beef; gently mix to combine (do not overmix). Using 1 tablespoon each, make about 40 small meatballs. Add to the sauce, making sure all the meatballs are mostly submerged.
  4. Cover and bake, gently stirring once or twice, until the rice is tender, 2 to 2 1/4 hours.

Nutrition

Per serving : 322 Calories; 10 g Fat; 4 g Sat; 4 g Mono; 69 mg Cholesterol; 31 g Carbohydrates; 25 g Protein; 4 g Fiber; 334 mg Sodium; 811 mg Potassium

2 Carbohydrate Serving

Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 vegetable, 3 lean meat