Tiajuana Meatballs in Sauce over Chili Cheese Rice

Note: If you want this spicier add cayenne pepper to the sauce or habanero chopped peppers

Passive work time includes 2 hrs refrigeration.

Tiajuana Meatballs in Sauce over Chili Cheese Rice

By Kevin Published: October 6, 2012

  • Yield: 11 Servings
  • Prep: 30 mins

Note: If you want this spicier add cayenne pepper to the sauce or habanero chopped peppers Passive work time includes 2 hrs …

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs ground beef (turkey)
  • 2 beaten eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups corn chips (crushed)
  • 1/2 cup evaporated milk
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tbsps steak sauce
  • 2 tbsps onion flakes (dried)
  • 1/2 cup rice flour (cornstarch)
  • 2 tbsps margarine
  • 2 tbsps olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves (crushed and minced)
  • 2 tsps chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 8 ozs green chilies (mild chopped)
  • 2 cups white onions (chopped)
  • 2 tsps splenda granular (sugar)
  • 30 ozs diced tomatoes (with juice)
  • 1/2 cup black olives (sliced, sliced pimento stuffed green)
  • 3 cups white rice (cooked, plain)
  • 1 pt sour cream
  • 2 cups shredded monterey jack cheese
  • cooking spray (pam)

Instructions

  1. Mix the meat, eggs, corn chips, milk, black pepper. Mix well. Then add A-1 Sauce and minced dried onion. Cover and refrigerate at least two hours or overnight. In very large saucepan,add olive oil, garlic, chili powder, cumin, green chilies, white onions. Saute until onions are starting to turn brown. Add sugar, tomatoes and olives. Simmer about 15 minutes. Set Aside. Form meatballs, about 1 large tblsp. and roll between hands. Add flour or cornstarch in pie plate and roll each meat ball. Place on a tray. In large frying pan, melt margarine and add the meatballs, frying until light brown. Take out out on tray Add the meat balls to the sauce and simmer about 10 minutes. In mixing bowl, add cooked rice, sour cream. and shredded cheese. Add 1 cup of the sauce to the rice and mix. Spray Pam in 9 X 13 pan or flat bottom casserole dish. Lay the mixed rice on the bottom, Gently pour the sauce over the rice with the meatballs. Preheat oven 375*. Cover and cook 40 minutes. Allow ten minutes more if rice is cold Everything can be done the night before and refrigerated and then layered right before cooking.
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