Parmesan Porcupine Meatballs

Today's Blue Plate Special:


Parmesan Porcupine Meatballs - $1.50 - Served with tossed salad, garlic bread toast and coffee.

  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1/2 cup uncooked rice
  • 1/2 cup water
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 1 clove garlic, finely minced
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 1 28 oz. can whole tomatoes, processed in blender
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 tsp. oregano (optional)

Mix ground beef, uncooked rice, water, onion, garlic, salt and pepper, parmesan cheese and egg until combined.  Heat 2 Tb. olive oil over medium high heat.  Form beef mixture into meatballs and gently fry in olive oil until browned on all sides.  Add processed tomatoes with juice and 1 cup water.  Season with oregano, if desired.  Cover and simmer 45 minutes, or until meatballs are tender and sauce has thickened.

Serve with tossed salad and crispy garlic bread.