These Meatballs Look Like Porcupines!

As long as I can remember to grab a box of Rice A Roni from the store, I know that I always have at least one meal in my kitchen that can be thrown together quickly. These meatballs require just four ingredients, three of which are extremely common for almost every household. When you are looking for something to do with your ground beef that’s a little bit out of the ordinary, give these a try. I can bet you that you and your loved ones will really enjoy them…I know that mine did! Check out what they are saying about this recipe over at Jaime Cooks It Up:

“My honey said “you can make these again!”

I make these all the time now. My family can’t get enough of them!



1 pound ground beef
1 (6.8 ounce) box Beef Rice A Roni
1 egg
2 1/4 C water




Grab 1 pound of ground beef and toss it into a medium-sized mixing bowl.

Pour 1 box of Beef Rice A Roni into the bowl. Be sure to only use the rice and pasta that are inside the box. Save the seasoning packet for later on.

Add an egg to the bowl and mix everything together with your pretty little hands. Just mix it all in now, no need to be shy. Make sure everything gets well combined.

Shape the mixture into 25 golf ball sized meatballs.

Heat up a large, deep skillet over medium high heat. Carefully place the meatballs in the pan. Allow them to get browned along the top and bottom.

Pour 2 1/4 cups of water into a large liquid measuring cup. Add the seasoning packet from the Rice A Roni box to the water and stir it in to combine.

Pour the liquid over the top of the browned meatballs. Reduce the heat to heat to medium low and allow the liquid to come to a simmer. Cover the pan and let the meatballs simmer away for 30-40 minutes or until the liquid has been absorbed and the rice and pasta in the meatballs are cooked through.




Quick Tip: Try with Spanish flavored Rice-A-Roni.

Thanks again to Jaime Cooks It Up for this fun and hearty recipe.


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