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Slow Cooker Albondigas

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ready in: over 5 hrs
serves/makes:   4

recipe id: 76302
cook method: crock pot

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1/2 pound ground beef
1/2 onion, minced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup instant rice, uncooked
1 egg
salt and pepper, to taste
4 ounces chopped green chiles, canned, drained
1 carrot, shredded
1 can (14.5 ounce size) stewed tomatoes
4 cups hot water
2 cups lowfat beef broth or water
1 teaspoon dried oregano
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley or cilantro


In a bowl, combine beef, onion, garlic, rice, egg, salt and pepper to taste. Form into 1 1/2" meatballs. Place chilies and shredded carrots in bottom of slow cooker. Spoon tomatoes evenly on top. Place meatballs on top of tomatoes. Pour in water, broth, oregano and parsley or cilantro. Cover and cook on LOW 5 1/2 to 6 hours.

Garnish with sprigs of fresh cilantro or mint, and serve with flour tortillas.

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306 calories, 16 grams fat, 25 grams carbohydrates, 21 grams protein per serving.
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