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BABY PORCUPINES
Serves: About 6
Prep.Time: 15 minutes + 45 minutes simmering
1/2 cup long grain rice
1 pound lean ground beef
1 tablespoon onions -- minced
2 tablespoons green bell peppers -- finely chopped
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon celery salt
1 clove garlic - minced
2 cups V-8 or tomato juice
4 whole cloves
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
Combine rice, ground meat, onion, green pepper, salt, celery salt and garlic; form into balls about 1-1/2 inches in diameter. Heat tomato juice, cloves, oregano and Worcestershire sauce in a saucepan. Add meatballs; cover tightly and simmer for 45 minutes. Remove cloves before serving.

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