Porcupine Balls (Also Stuffed Peppers and Stuffed Cabbage) Elaine Mazur's Style
INGREDIENTS
  • 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
  • salt
  • pepper
  • *Optional: garlic powder, parsley (I always add these)
  • 1 lg family size Campbell's tomato soup
  • 1 - 2 small cans Campbell's tomato soup
DIRECTIONS
  1. In bowl mix hamburger, onions, green peppers, cabbage salt, pepper and eggs mix well then add rice add enough to so balls stick together mix well.
  2. Make 2 inch diameter meatballs, put in baking pan as you make them.
  3. In separate bowl mix tomato soup and 1/2 of the large can of water.
  4. Add salt and pepper then pour over meatballs
  5. Cover w/ tin foil and bake at 350 till cooked through.
  6. Take tin foil off and brown serve w/rice spoon tomato soup gravy over rice and balls
  7. Stuffed peppers
  8. Get 2 large but square at bottom sweet green bell peppers per person.
  9. Cut off tops of peppers deseed and rinse
  10. Place in baking pan
  11. Make porcupine recipe above except don’t add minced peppers.
  12. Spoon 2 tablespoons soup before mixing w/the water in each pepper
  13. Place meat mix in each pepper leave about 1/2 inch on top and spoon more tomato soup over meat mix
  14. Then pour remaining soup mixed w/ water salt and pepper in pan
  15. Cover w/tin foil
  16. Bake at 350 till cooked through then remove foil and brown slightly
  17. Cabbage rolls
  18. Get 2 large cabbage w/big leaves
  19. Boil in salted water just long enough to peel leaves off
  20. Return to pan as many times as necessary to get all good leaves off
  21. Make porcupine balls above w/out the minced cabbage
  22. Put meat mix in each leaf and roll fold over all edges.
  23. Place in baking pan cover w/soup mix
  24. Cover w/tin foil bake at 350 'till cooked through
RECIPE BACKSTORY
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 :)