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Elaine Mazur's Porcupine Balls (Also Stuffed Peppers and Stuffed Cabbage)

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Aprox. 3 lbs Hamburger
2 - 3 yellow cooking onions diced
instant white rice
4 eggs
1- 2 green peppers minced (or one each of green and red bell peppers)
1 cup Cabbage minced
*Optional: garlic powder, parsley (I always add these)
1 lg family size Campbell's tomato soup
1 - 2 small cans Campbell's tomato soup

In bowl mix hamburger, onions, green peppers, cabbage salt, pepper and eggs mix well then add rice not too much but not too lil LOL couple tries you'll get the hang of it :)

Make 2- 2 1/2 inch diameter meatballs, put in baking pan as you make them.

In separate bowl mix tomato soup and 1/2 of the large can of water.

Add salt and pepper then pour over meatballs

Cover w/ tin foil and bake at 350 till cooked through.

Take tin foil off and brown serve w/rice spoon tomato soup gravy over rice and balls (tastes best if you bake w/ lid off until tom gravy thickens)

Stuffed peppers

Get 2 large but square at bottom sweet green bell peppers per person.

Cut off tops of peppers deseed and rinse

Place in baking pan

Make porcupine recipe above except don’t add minced peppers.

Spoon 2 tablespoons soup before mixing w/the water in each pepper

Place meat mix in each pepper leave about 1/2 inch on top and spoon more tomato soup over meat mix

Then pour remaining soup mixed w/ water salt and pepper in pan

Cover w/tin foil

Bake at 350 till cooked through then remove foil and brown slightly

Cabbage rolls

Get 2 large cabbage w/big leaves

Boil in salted water just long enough to peel leaves off

Return to pan as many times as necessary to get all good leaves off

Make porcupine balls above w/out the minced cabbage

Put meat mix in each leaf and roll fold over all edges.

Place in baking pan cover w/soup mix

Cover w/tin foil bake at 350 'till cooked through

Pairs Well With


This is one of our families main meals. We serve the Tomato gravy over instant rice. Homemade fried corn and peppers is a great veggie side dish for this :)

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