Porcupine Meatballs

Delicious meatballs in a tomatoe sauce.


1 lb ground beef
1/2 cup uncooked rice
1 1&1/2oz envelope dry onion or veg soup mix
1/4 cup finely chopped sweet green or jalapeno pepper
1 14oz can stewed tomatoes
2 tsp chili powder
3 Tbsp flour (optional)


Mix together the beef, rice, eggs, dry soup mix and chopped pepper. Shape into balls.
Combine tomatoes and chili powder in a large skillet or 3-quart baker. Heat to boiling over medium heat or in a 350 degrees oven.
Carefully drop meatballs into hot tomatoe mixture; cover and simmer or bake for 45-55 minues. Lift out meatballs and thicken sauce with 3 Tbsp flour mixedwith cold water, if desired. Serve in deep bowls with bread.

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