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       Title: Fiesta Meat Balls Piquante
  Categories: Meats, Main dish
       Yield: 36 meat balls
  
       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.
   
   Source: Viva Arroz!
   Reprinted with permission from USA Rice Council
   Electronic format courtesy of Karen Mintzias
  
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