Hedgehogs are beef meatballs with raw rice mixed in. As they cook, the rice absorbs fluids and puff up so they look like hedgehogs :)
These are great for kids and parties (For finger food - drain off the tomato soup and cook for a couple of minutes extra to "dry out")
- 1 carrot, grated
- 1 onion, grated (or 1tsp French Onion Soup powder)
- 1/2 cup uncooked rice
- 2 eggs
- 500g extra lean mince
- 1/4tsp nutmeg
- 1 can tomato soup
- 1 cup water
Optional - use a tin of crushed tomatoes, 1/4 can water and basil/Italian mixed herbs instead of the 1 can water. For kids, best to stick to the soup. For adults, a little chilli or Tobasco sauce in the sauce adds a zing!
Optional 2 - Add potato to the sauce for lovely Italian style potatoes in tomato. In picture is 1 can soup, 1 can crushed tomatoes, 1/4 can water, Italian herbs mix and a 100g potato each, cut in half.
Mix above ingredients excluding water & soup.
With wet hands, shape into golf ball sized balls and put in casserole dish.
Mix water & tomato soup together and pour over meatballs
Bake covered at 200*C for 1 hour to 1h 15m.
Serving hint - serve on a bed of garlic mashed potato, drizzled with the tomato sauce and lots of vegies.
Not on Core? The total for this recipe is 24 points (without potato), and it makes about 24 golf ball sized meatballs