Meatballs Mexicana and Rice

I got a basic recipe for this from a friend many years ago. Since then, I've tweaked it to fit my family's taste. It sounds like a lot of work, but it really isn't. We find that this is one of our favorite recipes.

Mix together the ground beef, 1 1/2 teaspoon oregano, 1 tablespoon parsley, and salt in a bowl. Bring rice and water to a boil in a pot. Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer 20 minutes. While...


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  • salt, to taste
  • 1 cup rice
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil
  • 2 small onions, minced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 (14.25 ounce) can tomato puree
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cumin
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 (11 ounce) can Mexican-style corn, drained

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