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       Title: Mariachi Beefballs And Rice
  Categories: Hamburger, Mexican
       Yield: 6 servings
  
       2 lb Ground beef
     1/2 c  Milk
       2 ts Salt
       2 tb Butter or margarine
            Clove garlic, crushed
     1/4 ts Powdered cumin
       4 oz (1 cn) green chilies,drained
            Mexican rice
       1 c  Crushed corn chips
       1 lg Egg, slightly beaten
   2 1/2 tb Unbleached flour
       2 c  Sliced onion
       1 ts Chili powder
      19 oz (1 cn) tomatoes, undrained
     1/2 c  Sliced ripe olives
            MEXICAN RICE:
       1 pt Dairy sour cream
     1/2 lb Monterey Jack cheese,
            Cut in strips
       3 c  Cooked seasonned rice
       4 oz Green chillies, drained and
            Chopped
            Salt to taste
            Parmesan cheese
  
   In large bowl, lightly combine ground beef with corn chips, milk, egg 
 and 1
   ts salt. Cover and refrigerate 1 hour. Shape into 15 meatballs, using 2
   rounded tablespoons meat mixture for each. Lightly roll meatballs in 2 
 tb
   flour, coating completely. In large frying-pan, cook meatballs in hot
   butter, half at a time, stirring until evenly browned. Remove meatballs
   from frying-pan as they are browned. In same frying-pan, cook onion and
   garlic about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. In small bowl, combine
   remaining 1/2 tb flour and 1 ts salt, chili powder and cumin. Stir into
   onions. Add tomatoes, green chilies and olives. Bring to a boil, 
 stirring
   constantly; reduce heat, cover tightly and cook slowly for 30 minutes. 
 Add
   meatballs to tomato mixture, cover tightly and cook slowly for 20 
 minutes.
   Uncover and continue cooking slowly 10 minutes. Serve meatballs and 
 sauce
   over hot Mexican Rice. Mexican Rice: Combine sour cream, chilies and 
 salt.
   In a 13 x 9-inch baking pan, layer 1 cup cooked rice, 1/2 sour 
 cream-chili
   mixture and 1/2 cheese strips. Repeat layers and top with remaining cup
  
 of
   rice. Bake in moderate oven (350'F.) for 25 minutes. Sprinkle with 
 Parmesan
   cheese and top with meatballs and sauce. Continue baking for 5 minutes 
 or
   until cheese melts.
  
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