One of the things I have been craving lately as the weather gets rainy and colder is comfort foods. One of the things that reminds me of home is a family recipe: Porcupine Balls.
What is a Porcupine Ball? It is basically the inside of a stuffed pepper and instead of adding it to the inside of a pepper, you dice a pepper and put it in the ball itself. The rice looks like the quills of a Porcupine, hence the name. 🙂 Here is a good hearty recipe to add to the list of things you can have on diverticulitis diet.
1 1/2 pound ground beef
1/2 c. uncooked white rice
1/2 c. chopped green pepper
1/2c. chopped white onion
2 tsp yellow mustard
1 tsp salt
2 cans of Campbell’s Tomato Soup
2 cans water
Preheat oven to 350*
Mix all ingredients except soup and water.
Roll meat mixture into small balls 2 inches or so.
Add Porcupine Balls to a glass baking dish
Cover Porcupine Balls with tomato soup then with 2 cans water.
Cover with foil and bake for 1 1/2 hours
Season with additional salt and pepper as desired.
[leftovers can be mixed with another can of soup and water to make stuffed pepper soup]
Below is a picture of my leftovers! Enjoy!!!