Fragrant with cumin, garlic and onion, these flavorful Cuban-style meatballs are served with hot cooked rice and topped with Parmesan cheese.
What You Need
Original recipe yields 6 servings
2 tsp. oil
1 large onion, finely chopped
1 green pepper, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp. ground cumin
1 can (8 oz.) tomato sauce
1 can (15 oz.) black beans, rinsed
1 cup beer
8 slices OSCAR MAYER Deli Fresh Smoked Ham, finely chopped
1-1/2 lb. lean ground beef
3-1/2 cups hot cooked long-grain white rice, divided
1/4 cup KRAFT Grated Parmesan Cheese
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Let's Make It
Heat oil in large saucepan on medium-high heat. Add onions, peppers, garlic and cumin; cook 10 min. or until tender, stirring frequently. Spoon 3/4 cup vegetable mixture into blender. Add tomato sauce; blend until smooth.
Add beans, beer, ham and blended sauce to onion mixture in saucepan; bring to boil.
Mix ground beef, egg and 1/2 cup rice until blended; shape into 12 meatballs. Carefully add to boiling sauce; cover.
Cook on medium heat 20 to 25 min. or until meatballs are done (165ºF). Serve with remaining rice. Top with cheese.
Use a small ice cream scoop with a release mechanism to easily shape the meat mixture into balls.
When purchasing ground beef, check the label to ensure meat has been ground on the day of purchase. If you can't use meat immediately, wrap it tightly and freeze until ready to use. For best quality, use within 2 months.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g
Saturated Fat 5g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 45g
Dietary Fibers 6g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.