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Spiced Meatballs

 Spiced Meatballs
When I host club meetings at my house, these meatballs are sure to be part of the potluck menu. I've made them for holidays as well, where they're always welcome.
4 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Cook: 50 min.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup cooked rice
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped green pepper
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped onion
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon celery salt
  • 1 pound ground beef
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  • 2 cups tomato juice
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 4 whole cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Directions

  • In a bowl, combine the first six ingredients. Crumble beef over
  • mixture and mix well. Shape into 1-1/2-in. balls. In a skillet,
  • combine the tomato juice, sugar, Worcestershire sauce, cloves and
  • cinnamon. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; add the meatballs.
  • Cover and simmer for 50 minutes or until the meat is no longer pink,
  • stirring occasionally. Discard the cloves before serving. Yield:
  • 16 meatballs.
Wine: Medium-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a

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Wine (continued)
medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.