Spanish Rice and Meatballs

Recipe by Barb in WNY
READY IN: 1hr 5mins
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition

DIRECTIONS

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