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Porcupine Meatballs - Cooked Porcupine Meatballs in meat sauce - with secret ingredient - in pan with chopped basil garnish.

Porcupine Meatballs

Seasoned meatballs enriched with long grain rice cooked in my secret ingredient tomato sauce. Comfort food the whole family will love!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Easy Meatball Sauce, How To Make Easy Meatballs, Meatball Appetizer, Meatballs, Meatballs with Bloody Mary Mix, Porcupine Meatball Recipe, Porcupine Meatballs, Saucy Meatball
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 432kcal
Author Marion Myers



  • 1 lb ground chuck
  • 1/4 cup white Basmati rice uncooked
  • 1/2 cup Bloody Mary Mix see note 1
  • 1/3 cup yellow onion minced
  • 1/2 tsp celery seed
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tbsp ghee see note 2


  • 16 oz Tomato sauce (two 8 oz cans)
  • 1/2 cup Bloody Mary Mix see note 1
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce


  • Mix ground beef, long grain rice, Bloody Mary Mix, minced onion, celery seed, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Form into meatballs.
  • Melt 2 tbsp ghee in skillet over mid-high heat. Sear 6-8 meatballs at a time for 1 minute on each side until all meatballs are browned. Set meatballs aside.
  • In same skillet over medium heat, add 16 oz tomato sauce, 1/2 cup Bloody Mary Mix, 1/2 cup water, and 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce. Stir, scraping up browned bits.
  • Bring sauce to a boil. Reduce heat to mid-low.
  • Add meatballs to skillet. Cover and cook 15-20 minutes or until rice is tender.
  • Serve over garlic mashed potatoes or rice and enjoy!


  1. The Bloody Mary Mix I use is by Oxford Falls and is made with lobster and wasabi.
  2. Ghee substitute - use 1 tbsp olive oil and 1 tbsp unsalted butter in place of ghee if desired


Calories: 432kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 99mg | Sodium: 1284mg | Potassium: 738mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 490IU | Vitamin C: 9.3mg | Calcium: 49mg | Iron: 3.7mg