Porcupine Meatballs in Broth

When guests have finished eating the meatballs, ladle out the broth, flavored with the cooked food.

Serves: 4Hands-on: 10 minutesTotal: 20 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 8 fresh basil leaves, chopped
  • ½ tsp. celery salt
  • 3 Tbsp. onion, finely chopped
  • ¼ cup cooked rice
  • 4 Tbsp. tomato paste, divided
  • 1 cup sweet and sour sauce
  • 4 cups beef broth

Directions

  • Set oven to 400 degrees. Grease a rimmed baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray.
  • In a large bowl, using your hands, mix together the ground beef, basil leaves, celery salt, onion, cooked rice, and 2 tablespoons of the tomato paste. Shape the ground beef mixture into 18 meatballs. Cover and refrigerate.
  • Meanwhile, in a small saucepan mix the sweet and sour sauce with the remaining tomato paste. Bring to a simmer over medium heat. Set aside.
  • Pour broth into a fondue pot, no more than ⅔ full. Heat broth to 375 degrees; maintaining a simmer throughout the meal. Using a fondue fork, dip meatballs into hot broth for 5–6 minutes, or until cooked through. Remove from the broth and dip in the sweet and sour before serving.

Recipe Information

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 8 fresh basil leaves, chopped
  • ½ tsp. celery salt
  • 3 Tbsp. onion, finely chopped
  • ¼ cup cooked rice
  • 4 Tbsp. tomato paste, divided
  • 1 cup sweet and sour sauce
  • 4 cups beef broth

Directions

  • Set oven to 400 degrees. Grease a rimmed baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray.
  • In a large bowl, using your hands, mix together the ground beef, basil leaves, celery salt, onion, cooked rice, and 2 tablespoons of the tomato paste. Shape the ground beef mixture into 18 meatballs. Cover and refrigerate.
  • Meanwhile, in a small saucepan mix the sweet and sour sauce with the remaining tomato paste. Bring to a simmer over medium heat. Set aside.
  • Pour broth into a fondue pot, no more than ⅔ full. Heat broth to 375 degrees; maintaining a simmer throughout the meal. Using a fondue fork, dip meatballs into hot broth for 5–6 minutes, or until cooked through. Remove from the broth and dip in the sweet and sour before serving.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories330
Total Fat13g
Saturated Fat5g
Cholesterol75mg
Sodium1340mg
Total Carbohydrate30g
Dietary Fiber1g
Sugars14g
Protein25g