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PorcupineĀ Meatballs

April 23, 2018
2 Ratings
Photo by Dash of Amy
  • Makes 10-12
Author Notes

Simple and delicious meatballs made with grass fed ground beef, organic jasmine rice, and veggies cooked in a tomato juice based sauce. —Dash of Amy

What You'll Need
  • Meatballs
  • 1 pound grass fed ground beef
  • 2 cups cooked jasmine rice (or brown rice)
  • 1 celery stalk, sliced thin
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons yellow mustard
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • Sauce
  • 64 ounces tomato juice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons honey or molasses
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  1. Meatballs
  2. Mix all meatball ingredients together in a large mixing bowl; use your hands to get everything well mixed.
  3. Shape into meatballs and place on a plate.
  1. Sauce
  2. Place all sauce ingredients in a large pot and bring to a boil over medium heat.
  3. Once boiling, reduce heat to a light simmer, and carefully drop the meatballs into the sauce.
  4. Shake the pan gently, but don't mix the meatballs for at least 10 minutes because they are very delicate.
  5. Cook them a total of 30 minutes, and mix very carefully after the initial 10 minutes.
  6. **This recipe can also be made in a crock pot. Place the meatballs in first, then pour in the sauce ingredients, and cook on low 4-6 hours.

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