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Mexican Porcupines

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Mexican Porcupines
2010-12-19 Other
4.6 5

Hamburger, rice, cheese, and spice!


2 lbs Hamburger
½ Small Onion, diced fine
2 pkgs Lipton Taco Rice, cooked as directed on packages and cooled (to handle
1-2 Chipotle Peppers, diced fine (plus just a bit of the adobo sauce
1 Large or 2 Small Eggs
1 Large Plus One Small Can Tomato Sauce
Salt, pepper, garlic powder
1 bag Shredded Cheese, taco flavor or your favorite blend


In a large bowl, mix together the raw hamburger, the (cooled) cooked taco rice, the chipotle, the onion, the egg, and spices. We like a lot of garlic and black pepper, but use what you'd like.

Form into 8 large baseball sized meatballs. Pour the large can of sauce over the top of the "porcupines". Bake in a 350 degree oven for 1 hour. Remove from oven and pour the small can of tomato sauce over the meatballs and top with cheese on each.

Place back in oven for just a few moments to melt the cheese.

I served mine with Mexican Corn Casserole. You can also serve these with sour cream, salsa, or any Mexican style fixin's you'd like.

(Yes, I know there's only 7 meatballs in the picture- my daughter isn't crazy about melted cheese, so I had already removed hers prior to the cheese topping. LOL)