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Meat Balls Caribe

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Ingredients
  Ground beef 1 1⁄2 Pound
  Grated lime rind 1 Teaspoon
  Bacon slices 6 , diced
  Onion 1 Large, chopped
  Canned condensed beef broth 10 1⁄2 Ounce (1 Can)
  Water 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Salt 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Cayenne 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Bay leaf 1
  Potatoes 6 Medium, peeled and quartered
  Flour 2 Tablespoon
  Green peppers 2 Large, halved, seeded and chopped
  Ripe tomatoes 2 Large, peeled and quartered
  Ripe olives 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), sliced
Directions

1. Mix ground beef lightly with lime rind. Shape with tablespoon into 35 small balls.
2. Saute bacon until crisp in a large skillet; remove.
3. Brown meat balls, half at a time, in bacon drippings; remove with a slotted spoon; reserve.
4. Drain all but 2 tablespoons of the drippings from skillet, then saute onions just until soft.
5. Stir beef broth, water, salt, cayenne and bay leaf into drippings in skillet, return meat balls; cover. Simmer 10 minutes.
6. Add potatoes; simmer for 20 minutes, or until almost done.
7. Remove meat balls and potatoes with a slotted spoon. Remove and discard bay leaf. Stir about 1/2 cup of the cooking liquid into flour until smooth in a small cup, then stir back into remaining liquid in skillet. Cook, stirring constantly, until gravy thickens and bubbles 1 minute.
8. Return meat balls and potatoes to skillet. Add green pepper, tomatoes, and olives; cover; reduce heat. Simmer for 10 minutes longer. Top with crisp bacon.

Recipe Summary

Method: 
Stir Fried
Ingredient: 
Beef

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