This is a different type of meatball; it’s an entree by itself, no pasta necessary. It probably sounds weird, but I promise it’s really good! I have no idea where my mother originally got the recipe, since she’s been making these for as long as I can remember–at least since sometime in the 1960’s.
1 lb. ground beef or other meat
1/2 C. raw regular rice
1 T. finely chopped onion
2 T. chopped green pepper
1/2 tsp. celery salt
1 clove garlic. (or 1/2 tsp pd.)
Mix & form into balls.
Sauce: (I usually double sauce recipe)
1 16 oz can tomatoes, put through blender
1/8 tsp. cloves
1/8 tsp cinnamon
2 T sugar
1 T. Worchestershire sauce
Mix everything together, bring to a Simmer & add meatballs.
over tightly & simmer 1 hour