Porcupine Balls

Ingredients:Porcupine Balls
1 lb ground beef
• 1 1/2 cup uncooked white rice
• 1 teaspoon dried onions
• 1 teaspoon salt
• 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
• 1 (14.5 oz) can diced tomatoes or 1 lb fresh tomatoes, chopped
• 2 cups  beef broth

• Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
• Put the ground beef into a mixing bowl.
• Measure 1/2 cup of the rice and put it in with the meat.
• Add the seasoning and mix well.
• Mix it all together with your clean hands.
• Form the mixture into 8  golf ball-size balls.
• In a large casserole dish, add the remaining rice and dried onion.
• Stir together diced tomatoes and beef broth.
• Top the rice with the meatballs.
•Pour tomato mixture over meatballs .Porcupine Balls 1
• Cover the dish tightly with foil and bake for about 1 hour.
• Stir in more beef broth if the sauce becomes too dry.