Beef & Rice Meatballs

How to make Beef and Rice Meatballs.

Ingredients: Makes 26 Meatballs

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 3/4 cup cooked rice
  • 1/8 cup Plain Bread Crumbs
  • 5 oz frozen chopped spinach
  • 15 oz fire roasted diced tomatoes
  • 1 serrano pepper, cut in half lengthwise
  • 1/3 cup yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil


  1. In a blender, mix the contents of the can of tomatoes, clove of garlic and water.
  2. Heat the oil over low heat in a pot.
  3. Add the tomato blend and serrano pepper and bring to a boil.
  4. Reduce to low heat.
  5. While the sauce cooks, mix the ground beef, onion, pepper, salt, egg, Worcestershire sauce, cooked rice and breadcrumbs to form a uniform mass.
  6. Grab some of the meat with your fingers, and use your hands to make a ball of about 1-inch in diameter.
  7. Carefully set the meatball in the tomato sauce.
  8. Repeat, making meatballs until you’ve used all the meat.
  9. Add the chopped spinach to the sauce.
  10. Increase the temperature to bring the sauce back to a boil.
  11. Cover and reduce heat to medium-high so that the tomato sauce gently boils.
  12. Cook the meatballs for 25 minutes.
  13. Serve and enjoy!
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