Ingredients

  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 pound lean ground pork
  • 2/3 cup (uncooked) long grained rice
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 large egg – lightly beaten
  • 1 Tablespoons salt – divided
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder – divided
  • 2 Tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 (28 ounce) can crushed tomatoes – undrained
  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • 1/3 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Directions

1. In a large bowl combine ground beef and ground pork; mix well. Add rice, milk, egg, 2 teaspoon salt and 1 teaspoon chili powder; mix well. Shape mixture into 1 1/2 inch balls.
2. In a large skillet, over medium heat, heat canola oil until hot. Cook meatballs in batches in the hot oil until browned on all sides. Drain.
3. In a large sauce pan, combine undrained tomatoes, remaining salt and remaining chili powder, water, onion, garlic powder and cayenne pepper, and mix well. Bring to a boil over high heat, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to low.
4. Add meatballs to tomato mixture and mix well; cover. Cook over low heat, stirring occasionally, for 1 hour.
5. Serve over hot cooked rice, if desired.

Serves 8-10