Vegan Porcupine Balls

Posted on: May 20th, 2011 by missycoppage No Comments

Porcupine Balls

Does anyone else have foods that you only like when your mom makes them?  This is a recipe from my Mom’s collection that I decided to make Vegan.  It was a little bit of a challenge since the main ingredient in hers is ground beef.  Since I am able to make a pretty tasty beef substitute I thought I would give it a try.  It turned out really good.

Porcupine Balls

Makes 12


For “Beef”:

1 1/2 Cups TVP
1 1/2 Cups Water
4 Tbsp Soy Sauce
2 Tbsp Vegan Worcestershire
2 Tbsp Nutritional Yeast
1 1/2 Tbsp Onion Powder
2 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
2 tsp Chili Powder
1 tsp Cumin
1/2 tsp Ground Ginger
1/4 tsp Pepper 
To Make Balls:

2/3 Cup Cooked Brown Rice
1 Cup Applesauce
2 Cups Tomato Sauce
1 Small Onion, diced


*Cook rice as per directions on package.

*Bring to a boil 1 1/2 Cups water and all seasonings for “beef” except for TVP.

*Remove from heat, add TVP, stir and cover.  Let sit for at least 5 minutes. Then uncover, stir and allow to cool.

*In a large bowl combine cooked rice, diced onion, applesauce and TVP.

*With your hands, form into balls about the size of the palm of your hand.

*Pour sauce over the top of each ball.

*Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes (until sauce is bubbling)

Porcupine Balls 12

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