Porcupine Meatballs and Sauteed Cabbage

porcupine meatballs
I know…porcupine meatballs on a card making and paper crafting blog, right? Well, when dinner is done, there is more time for paper crafts! This recipe is so fast and so yummy. Plan on it and take some time for your card making.

Porcupine Meatballs
2 lbs lean ground beef – 90/10 or 93/7 is great for this recipe
1/2 cup of uncooked INSTANT brown rice – choose whole grain it’s better for you and delicious
2 eggs
1 – 2 tbsp finely chopped fresh parsley
1/4 medium onion chopped very fine
3/4 tsp seasoned salt
a sprinkle of onion powder and a sprinkle of garlic powder
fresh ground pepper to taste
approx. 1 tbsp olive oil
2 cans of tomato soup, divided
1 cup of water
1 tbsp of Worcestershire Sauce

Put ground beef, uncooked rice, eggs, parsley, onion and 1/2 cup of tomato soup in a large bowl. Season with season salt, onion and garlic powder, and fresh ground pepper. Mix gently but completely with clean hands. Roll into 24 meatballs. They will be very soft.
Heat a scant tablespoon of olive oil in a shallow wide dutch oven. You want a large shallow pot or a large skillet with a lid for this recipe. You need the surface area to lightly brown your meatballs. While the meatballs are browning, mix the remaining tomato soup with water and Worcestershire sauce. Pour over meatballs and bring to a boil. Turn down to a simmer and cover. Simmer 35 minutes and stir occasionally.
Serve with “Auntie Mar inspired sauteed cabbage” and garlic bread. YUM!

Sauteed Cabbage

1/2 small onion sliced
1/2 head of cabbage
1 tbsp butter
2 oz light cream cheese

Melt butter in a skillet, add sliced onion and saute on medium high heat. Remove core and cut cabbage into one inch dice, rinse well. Add cabbage to butter and onion and cook until the cabbage is tender but still crisp. Season with seasoned salt and onion powder. Turn heat to low and add 2 oz of light cream cheese. Stir until all the cabbage and onion are lightly coated with cream cheese. This is delicious with carrot slices mixed in. I serve this cabbage with corned beef on St. Patty’s day, just add a tsp of caraway seeds. YUM.

Enjoy these recipes! Please let me know if you try them. Happy more time to paper craft!

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