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  • Serves: 36 Meat balls

Fiesta Meat Balls Piquante

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Category: Meat, Main Dish

 Ingredients List

  • 1 lb Lean ground beef
  • 1 md Onion; minced and divided
  • 3 Garlic cloves
  • -- minced and divided
  • 2 tb Chopped cilantro; divided
  • 1 tb Paprika
  • 1 ts Salt
  • 1/2 ts Ground black pepper
  • 2 Eggs; slightly beaten
  • 3/4 c Uncooked rice
  • Vegetable cooking spray
  • 30 oz Tomato sauce
  • 1 c Beef broth
  • 2 Chipotle peppers, pickled
  • 1 tb Chili powder


Combine beef, 2 tablespoons onion, 1 clove garlic, 1 tablespoon cilantro,
paprika, salt, pepper, eggs, and rice. Mix well and shape into 1-1/2-inch
meat balls. Place in large baking dish coated with cooking spray.
Combine tomato sauce, broth, remaining onion, peppers, chili powder, and
remaining garlic in blender jar. Cover and process until smooth. Place
tomato sauce in large skillet; cook over medium-high heat, stirring
constantly 3 to 5 minutes. Pour sauce over meat balls and bake covered at
350 degrees 1 hour or until rice is tender. Sprinkle with remaining
cilantro. Serve hot.

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