Porcupine Meatballs with Egg Noodles

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I recently bought a new cookbook and had to give this simple recipe a try. While the “sauce” disappointed me, mainly since there wasn’t much of it. The overall recipe was great and the taste of the meatballs was awesome. I’m going to have to adjust this recipe up a bit, maybe try making homemade brown gravy next time around instead. I figured I would share anyways to see what different ways you might mix it up.

Porcupine Meatballs with Egg Noodles

INGREDIENTS

  • Box of Beef flavored Rice-O-Roni
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 lb. Hamburger
  • 2 1/2 Cups Water
  • Egg Noodles

DIRECTIONS

  1. Mix Hamburger, Rice-O-Roni (put the seasoning package to the side for now) and egg together.
  2. Form small 1″ meatballs.
  3. Brown the meatballs on all sides. While they are cooking, mix the water and seasoning package from Rice-o-Roni box.
  4. Cook egg noodles according to package.
  5. Once the meatballs are browned, add in the water/seasoning mix and cover, simmer for approx. 30 minutes or until meatballs are cooked and the sauce has thickened a little bit.
  6. Serve over cooked egg noodles.
  7. Enjoy!

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Korean Beef Bowls w/ Rice Noodles

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Normally I would make this recipe with white rice. Well after getting everything prepped and realizing that I only had a tiny bit of rice left, I decided to give some rice noodles a try as a substitute, now I want to make it this way next time! So good!

Korean Beef Bowls w/ Rice Noodles

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 lb. Ground Beef
  • 3 Cloves Minced Garlic
  • 1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Soy Sauce (I use reduced sodium)
  • 3 Teaspoons Sesame Oil
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Ground Ginger
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Pepper
  • Optional: Parsley for topping

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Cook ground beef and garlic until beef is done.
  2. Cook rice noodles according to package.
  3. While beef and noodles are cooking, mix all other ingredients together in a small bowl.
  4. Add mixture to beef when done. Simmer for a few minutes.
  5. Serve over cooked rice noodles in a bowl.
  6. Top with parsley (optional).
  7. Enjoy!

One Pot Taco Pasta

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I know I’ve said it on a bunch of recipes I’ve posted, but talk about SUPER easy! This recipe was done in no time, all in one-pot for easy clean-up. I was also pleasantly surprised by the full flavor of the meal. Highly recommend for a quick night meal.

One Pot Taco Pasta

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 lb. Hamburger
  • 2 1/2 Cups Water
  • 1 Packet Taco Seasoning
  • 1 Cup Salsa
  • 10 oz Pasta of Choice
  • Onions (Optional)
  • Sour Cream (Optional Topping)
  • Doritos, Crushed (Optional Topping)

DIRECTIONS

  1. Brown ground beef and drain excess fat.
  2. Stir in water, taco seasoning, pasta and salsa.
  3. Bring to boil and then turn down heat, cover and simmer for 15 minutes stirring occasionally, or until pasta reaches desired done-ness.
  4. Serve it up with optional toppings of your choice. It really does taste like tacos so whatever you normally like, will probably taste amazing.
  5. Enjoy!