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Spanish Rice and Meatballs

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“Clipped from a magazine years ago. This recipe is so good my brother asked for a copy. Very unusual.”
READY IN:
1hr 5mins
SERVES:
4
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Sauté bacon until crisp in a large frying pan; remove and drain on paper towels.
  2. Mix ground beef lightly with egg, breadcrumbs, and 1 teaspoon salt until well blended; shape into 16 small balls.
  3. Brown in bacon drippings in he same pan; push to one side.
  4. Stir onion, celery, green pepper, and chili powder into pan; sauté until vegetables are soft.
  5. Stir in rice, tomatoes, water and remaining salt; heat to boiling, stirring lightly to mix; cover.
  6. Simmer, adding more water if mixture seems dry, about 45 minutes, or until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed.
  7. Garnish with saved bacon.

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