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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Pressure Cooker Porcupine Meatballs

It's Tuesday already and time for a new recipe.  I have written many times about my love for my digital pressure cooker.  It is not your mother or grandmothers pressure cooker.  It is perfectly safe and will not explode.  It's electric so you don't have to adjust the heat on a stove.  Mine also browns, slow cooks, pressure cooks and keeps things warm. 

Although my recipe for today can be made in a pan on the stove, this recipe takes eight minutes to cook in the pressure cooker.  If you don't want to use a pressure cooker, just brown the meatballs in a fry pan, pour on the spaghetti sauce, beef broth and a little sugar and simmer until done.  It won't take very long that way either.

Porcupine Meatballs

Pressure Cooker Porcupine Meatballs

1/2 cup long grain white rice (uncooked)
1/4 cup diced yellow onion
1/4 cup beef broth
1 t. Worcestershire sauce
1/4 t. garlic powder
1 1/4 t. salt
1/4 t. pepper
1 pound ground beef or ground turkey
2 T. oil
1 (16 ounce) jar spaghetti sauce
2/3 cup beef broth
3 t. sugar

In a mixing bowl, combine uncooked rice, onion, beef broth, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, salt and pepper.  Add the ground beef or turkey to the bowl and mix well.

Form the meat mixture into balls.  I got about twenty meatballs with one pound of meat.

With the cooker lid off, heat the oil and brown the meatballs in the cooker.  When brown, pour spaghetti sauce, more beef broth and sugar over the meatballs.  Lock on the lid and pressure for eight minutes on high.

Let the pressure release naturally and keep on warm until ready to serve.

Electric Digital Pressure Cooker