Pressure Cooker Porcupine Meatballs

Porcupine Meatballs
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Ratings (37)
  • Total: 25 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yield: Serves 4-6
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
524 Calories
20g Fat
45g Carbs
39g Protein
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

It can be difficult to cook these Porcupine Meatballs to perfection because rice is mixed in with the meat. The pressure cooker solves that; these meatballs are tender and juicy. And the recipe uses only four ingredients

You can make this recipe more complicated if you'd like. Add some minced garlic, or add herbs such as dried marjoram or dried oregano

The meatballs and sauce are delicious served over more hot cooked rice. Or serve them over hot cooked pasta or mashed potatoes for a comforting, homey dinner. Add a green salad and some brownies for dessert and dinner is done.


  • 1-1/2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 1/2 cup uncooked long grain rice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspono pepper
  • 2 tablespoons minced onion
  • 1 (10 ounce) can condensed tomato soup
  • 1/2 cup water

Steps to Make It

In a large bowl, combine the meat, rice, salt, pepper, and onion. Shape into small balls about an inch in diameter.

Combine the tomato soup and water in the pressure cooker and stir well to combine. Then heat this sauce by using the brown function or not closing the lid.

Gently drop the meat balls into the soup mixture. Close the pressure cooker cover securely, then bring up to high pressure and cook for 10 minutes.

Let pressure drop of its own accord (natural pressure release). Test with a meat thermometer to make sure that the meat is 160°F. If not, cook for another 3 to 4 minutes after bringing the pressure cooker up to high pressure. Serve over hot cooked noodles.