Porcupine meatballs are an exemplary retro supper, made simpler and snappier in the Instant Pot! Ground hamburger and rice meatballs are served in a straightforward pureed tomatoes. (No porcupines!) This is a simple brief supper.

Try not to stress – these meatballs aren’t really made out of porcupines! The name alludes to the grains of rice that get blended in with the meatballs and jab out as they stew, taking after spines on a porcupine.

With rice and meat across the board dish, you simply need a vegetable side to finish the dinner.


This formula is a report on an exemplary 1970s Betty Crocker dish, Oven Porcupines. The first form is prepared in the broiler for 60 minutes, yet my formula is made in an Instant Pot (I’ve included burner guidelines, as well).

These weight cooker meatballs are done in about a fraction of the hour of the first, making it ideal for a midweek dinner.


My preferred method to serve these porcupine meatballs is with blended steamed vegetables as an afterthought. You realize that exemplary solidified blend of carrots, corn, peas, green beans and lima beans? I microwave a major bowl of them while the meatballs are cooking, so everything is done simultaneously.

I likewise prefer to serve these meatballs on head of spiralized zucchini noodles, or with riced cauliflower. For a retro supper a la Betty Crocker, serve them with icy mass wedge servings of mixed greens and steamed green beans.


In case you’re new to pressure cooking, an electric, programmable model is an extraordinary spot to begin. There are a couple of very much appraised brands available. I utilize the 6-quart Instant Pot IP-DUO60 more often than not, which is a decent size in case you’re serving 4 to 6 individuals. We’re a family of two and we like having extras, so this size turns out to be well for us.

Moment Pot Porcupine Meatballs Recipe

Burner Instructions: Sauté half of the onions and garlic in oil in a thick-lined pot over medium warmth. Include the pureed tomatoes, water, and Worcestershire sauce, expanding the water to one full cup. While the sauce is coming up to a stew, make the meatballs. Drop the meatballs into the stewing sauce, spread the pot, and diminish the warmth to low. Let stew until meatballs are cooked through, around 45 minutes.


             2 tablespoons olive or vegetable oil

             1 medium yellow onion, hacked (hold half)

             2 cloves garlic, minced (save half)

             1 can (15 ounces) pureed tomatoes

             1/2 cup water

             1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

             1 pound ground meat (85% lean)

             1/2 cup long grain rice

             1 teaspoon salt

             1/2 teaspoon ground dark pepper


1 Sauté the onion and garlic: Select the “Sauté” program on your weight cooker and add the oil to the pot. (In the event that you are utilizing a burner pressure cooker, heat the oil over medium warmth.) Add half of the cleaved onions and garlic. Sauté until the onions are relaxed and clear, around five minutes.

2 Make the pureed tomatoes: Stir in the pureed tomatoes, Worcestershire sauce, and water. Let this warm until it goes to a stew.

3 Make the meatballs: While pureed tomatoes is coming up to a stew, make the meatballs. In a blending bowl, consolidate the hamburger, rice, salt, pepper, and the remainder of the cleaved onions and garlic. Fold into ping-pong ball-sized meatballs (1/2 inches or thereabouts).

4 Cook the meatballs: Gently place the meatballs in to the pot a solitary layer. Spoon a smidgen of sauce over the head of every one.

Spot the cover on the weight cooker. Ensure the weight controller is set to the “Fixing” position. Select the “Manual” program, at that point set the opportunity to 15 minutes at high weight. (For burner pressure cookers, cook at high weight for 12 minutes.)

It will take around 10 minutes for your compel cooker to come up to weight, and afterward the genuine cooking will start. Complete time from the time you seal the weight cooker to the completed dish is around 25 minutes.

5 To serve: You can either play out a speedy weight discharge by moving the vent from “Fixing” to “Venting,” or you can let the pot depressurize normally (this takes around 20 minutes), at that point open it when you’re prepared to serve the meatballs. (For burner pressure cookers, play out a speedy weight discharge.)

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