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       Title: Spicy Meatball Soup
  Categories: Soups
       Yield: 6 servings
  
       1 lb Extra lean ground beef
       1 cn Drained corn, divided (11oz)
       1 c  Hot or medium-spicy salsa,
            -divided
       1    Egg
     1/2 c  Thinly sliced green onions
            -with tops
       2 tb Chopped fresh cilantro,
            -divided
   1 1/2 t  Minced fresh garlic, divided
     1/2 t  Salt
       1 c  Chopped green bell pepper
       1 cn Whole tomatoes including
            -liquid, cut up (28 oz)
       1 cn Dark red kidney beans,
            -drained (15.5 oz)
       1 c  Beef broth
       1 t  Chili powder
  
   In a large bowl, combine ground beef, 1/2 cup corn, 1/3 cup salsa,
   egg, green onions, half the cilantro, half the cumin, 1 teaspoon
   garlic and the salt. Shape into 36 1 balls and place half of them on
   paper towels in a rectangular baking dish. Rearranging balls midway
   through cooking, microwave on high 5-7 minutes, or until no longer
   pink. Remove cooked meatballs and microwave remaining half of
   meatballs as before; set aside.
   
   Place bell pepper and remaining 1/2 teaspoon garlic in a 3-quart
   casserole. Cover with lid or vented plastic wrap and microwave on
   high 2 minutes. Add tomatoes including liquid, beans, remaining corn,
   broth. Stir in remaining two-thirds cup salsa, 1 tablespoon cilantro,
   1 teaspoon cumin and chili powder; re-cover. Stirring midway through
   cooking, microwave on high 10 minutes, or until mixture begins to
   boil. Add meatballs; re-cover and microwave on high 4 minutes, or
   until meat is hot. Makes 6 1 1/2 cup servings.
  
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