Slow Cooked Porcupine Meatballs Recipe

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Slow-cooked, delicious, and full of hidden veggies. This beef porcupine meatballs recipe from the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge is perfect for the whole family.

If you’re looking for a healthy dinner to feed the kids, then you HAVE to try this porcupine meatballs recipe!

porcupine meatballs

Porcupine meatballs are the perfect comfort food dish that your family will love. They are hearty, filling and delicious. Made with ground beef and rice, these slow cooker meatballs are packed with flavour and are perfect for any night of the week. The best part is that this recipe is easy to make and takes only a few simple ingredients.

So whether you’re looking for something quick and easy for dinner, or you’re looking for a new recipe to add to your dinner rotation, these porcupine meatballs are a great option. Get your apron on and let’s get cooking!

slow cooked porcupine meatballs

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Porcupine Meatballs
Porcupine Meatballs
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Course Main Dish
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 330 mins
Servings
people
Ingredients
  • 500 g lean mince of choice beef, pork, turkey, chicken
  • 1 small brown onion chopped finely
  • 1 can Condensed tomato Soup
  • 1 grated zucchini
  • 1 grated carrot
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • 125 g brown rice cooked
  • water
  • 2 tsp oregano
Course Main Dish
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 330 mins
Servings
people
Ingredients
  • 500 g lean mince of choice beef, pork, turkey, chicken
  • 1 small brown onion chopped finely
  • 1 can Condensed tomato Soup
  • 1 grated zucchini
  • 1 grated carrot
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • 125 g brown rice cooked
  • water
  • 2 tsp oregano
Porcupine Meatballs
Votes: 290
Rating: 3.62
You:
Rate this recipe!
Instructions
  1. To make the meatballs mix the mince, half of the onion, half of the oregano, egg, minced garlic, grated carrot and zucchini and brown rice together. Roll into about 10 big meatballs.
  2. Put the meatballs into the slow cooker.
  3. Mix together in a big jug the tomato soup, Worcestershire sauce, the rest of the oregano, the and the other half of the onion. Fill the empty tomato soup can with water and add to the sauce mix. Once well mixed pour over the meatballs.
  4. Set slow cooker on high and cook for 5 hours.
  5. Can serve by itself, with pasta, salad, more rice, or some crusty bread.
Recipe Notes

This recipe serves a family of five, 2 meatballs each - 225 calories per serve

Storing the meatballs in the freezer

We all know the value of a family-sized portion of slow-cooked beef meatballs that has been stashed away in the freezer for a busy night. And the best thing is, this recipe can be easily transferred into Tupperware and put in the freezer until needed.

In fact, your freezer can help you out with your healthy eating plan.

Can I use different meats for the porcupine meatballs rather than beef?

If you don’t fancy beef, you can use lamb, chicken or any type of mince that you like!

Why use a slow cooker?

Here at the Healthy Mummy we LOVE slow cooking. You can take something simple and create an amazing meal for the whole family.

By popping everything in the slow cooker in the morning, you can come home to a delicious home-cooked meal without much effort at all – five hours in fact is all it takes for these porcupine meatballs to be ready to be served up on a plate.

Why invest in a slow cooker?

Slow cookers are perfect on those days when everyone has different activities too – for instance, if you had some Chilli con Carne  in there on the ‘keep warm’ setting, everyone could just help themselves as they get home.

You can use cheaper cuts of meat as they really benefit from the low, slow cooking process (like drumsticks for this Taiwanese Chicken recipe).

It’s also perfect for a roast dinner or for making pulled pork.

If you are in the market to buy a slow cooker, we’ve done the hard work for you and asked some of our Healthy Mummy members which ones they have.

Please note this is not an exhaustive list of all the slow cookers that are available, just a snapshot of which ones some of our Healthy Mummy members have.

Help! Which slow cooker should I buy?  

The main things to consider when buying a slow cooker are: 

  1. Timer. Do you want a timer so that you can set it and then it will automatically switch to ‘keep warm’ when done?
  2. Do you want a digital display or a manual switch?
  3. What capacity will you need. For instance, for large legs of lamb you will need a larger one compared to cooking for one or two people?
  4. Do you want to be able to sear the meat in the slow cooker or are you happy to do this in a separate pan?
  5. How much are you willing to pay, as there are great options available at the lower end of the scale too?
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