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Jans Porcupines


Rice, beef, and tomatoes together in a fabulous dish.

Rate this recipe 2.8/5 (6 Votes)


  • 1 lb hamburger
  • 1 to 1 1/2 cups rice- uncooked
  • 1 big can tomato sauce
  • 1 medium chopped onion
  • 1 can diced tomatoes


Servings 4
Level of difficulty Average
Preparation time 20mins
Cooking time 25mins
Cost Average budget


Step 1

Season meat with preferred seasonings. Mix meat with enough rice so it still rolls into balls. Form into 1 1/2 inch meat balls. Brown in large skillet on all sides.

Step 2

Add onions and remaining rice to skillet. Mix tomato sauce and 1/3 cup water together and pour into skillet. Add 1 can diced tomatoes. Season with salt, pepper, onion powder, and garlic powder.

Step 3

Simmer covered until rice is cooked, 20 to 25 minutes. Watch last 10 minutes to see if it needs more water.


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  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • Water


  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup tomato sauce


  1. Mix flour, sugar, salt, milk, and water in a pan, and mix until you form a dough.
  2. In a saucepan, heat a splash of olive oil and add the onion. Cook on medium-high until onion has softened.  
  3. Add the ground beef, and add the salt, water, and tomato sauce. When the meat has browned, remove from heat. 
  4. Dust a flat surface with flour, and roll out the dough into a flat sheet. 
  5. Use a ramekin or cup to cut out circles. 
  6. Add a dollop of beef-tomato mixture to the center of each circle. 
  7. Pinch the dough into a little pocket.
  8. Bake in the oven at 350° F for 15 minutes.
  9. Enjoy!

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