This is a unique meatball recipe that combines beef (or ground pork, turkey or chicken) with rice. You simply combine the meat with the rice, form it into meatballs and fry in a tomato sauce. It’s a quick and delicious no-frills meal.



1 pound ground beef
½ cup raw rice
¼ cup chopped onion
Salt and ground black pepper to  taste
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 (8-oz.) cans tomato sauce
1 cup water
2 cloves garlic, peeled nd minced
¾ teaspoon dried oregano


  1. In a bowl, mix beef, onions, salt and pepper. Form into small balls
  2. Heat oil in a skillet or fry pan over medium-high heat. Add meat/rice balls and fry, turning frequently until light brown but not crusty on all sides.
  3. Add sauce, water, garlic and oregano. Mix well. Cover and simmer on low heat about 45 minutes.
    Yield: 4 servings.