Friday, May 30, 2014


1 lb. ground beef
1/2 C. uncooked rice
1 t. salt
1 t. cumin
3 cloves of garlic, peeled and crushed
3 qt. chicken broth
4 stalks of celery, chopped
3 white onions, cut into quarters
1 bunch cilantro, leaves only
4 large carrots, peeled and chopped or sliced
2 C. greens (mustard, spinach or other)
2 t. oregano
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 t. cumin
  1. Mix ground beef with rice, 1 teaspoon of cumin, 1 teaspoon of salt and the crushed garlic.
  2. Form 1 1/2 tablespoons into meatballs, do this until all meat/rice is formed into meatballs.
  3. Bring broth to a boil in a large pot.
  4. Turn down to a slow simmer (where there are hardly any bubbles) and add in meatballs.
  5. Simmer gently for 20 minutes
  6. Add in the carrots, onion, cilantro, remaining spices, garlic and celery.
  7. Simmer for 1 hour and 15 minutes or until rice in the meatballs is cooked trough.
  8. Add in the greens and simmer for an additional 15 minutes.
  9. Serve hot with fresh flour tortillas
Prep Time:  30 minutes
Cook Time:  2 hours

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