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Oven Porcupines

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 1-1/4 hours


4 servings

Updated: Oct. 13, 2022
I've always remembered these from my school I searched until I found the recipe that was just like I remembered. This is it!—Shelly Ryun, Malvern, Iowa


  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1/2 cup uncooked long grain rice
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/3 cup chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce


  1. In a bowl, combine the first seven ingredients; shape into 12 balls. Place meatballs in an ungreased 8-in. square baking dish. Combine the remaining ingredients; pour over meatballs.
  2. Cover with foil and bake at 350° for 1 hour. Uncover; bake 15 minutes longer.

Nutrition Facts

1 serving: 291 calories, 9g fat (4g saturated fat), 69mg cholesterol, 1157mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 25g protein.

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