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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Porcupine Meatballs - Pressure Cooker Style

This recipe is for Heather at Cook.

And anyone else too lol!

I prefer to use a pressure cooker rather than a slow cooker because most one pot meals only take about 15 - 20 minutes and they are done. The meals are so good and full of flavour.

My pressure cooker....

The cooked meatballs...

Porcupine Meatballs


500gms mince

1 onion, finely chopped

pinch herbs

3/4 cup uncooked rice

1 tin tomato soup (400gm)

1 tin of water


In a bowl mix together onion, mince, herbs and

rice. (I use my hands for this)

Form into small balls

Place soup and water into pressure cooker and stir


Add meatballs and pressure cook for approx 15


* please note that pressure cookers may

vary so these instructions may be different to other

pressure cookers.



  1. Pressure cookers scare me! ;-D So (grabs pen and paper) How many porcupines? And get I get them in NZ?

  2. My mum used to make a verson of this in her pressure cooker. I will def try yours. Hummmm maybe I can borrow hers.

  3. Porcupines take me back to my childhood. They were the very first thing my Dad taught me to cook.

  4. I learnt how to make these age 13 in high school - we served them with mashed potato, honey carrots and beans....still love to make it exactly the same way yum!

  5. I love my pressure cooker - it's not scary at all. Slow cookers require one to be organised early in the morning, when I am usually dealing with breakfasts and lunches - they just don't fit in with my time schedule!
    This recipe looks great.

  6. I remember porcupine meatballs from when I was young. I don't think I've ever made them for my kids though--must remedy that! I love using my pressure cooker but I need to find a new gasket for it before I use it again. Thanks for reminding me to get my pressure cooker back out. Take care.

  7. I've made an almost identical recipe in my slow cooker.


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