Rice Balls with Spinach & Red Sauce with Fennel!!!
These are a delicious treat as an appetizer or light dinner with a beautiful side salad.

With Love,

Catherine
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Ingredients

  • For Rice Balls:
  • 1 ¼ lb. ground beef
  • 2 cups cooked rice
  • 10 oz. frozen chopped spinach
  • ½ cup grated Romano cheese
  • 1 cup fresh or Italian style bread crumbs
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella
  • ½ cup grated Romano cheese
  • 4 eggs – beaten
  • ¼ tsp. ground nutmeg
  • Dashes of sea salt
  • Dashes of fresh ground black pepper
  • Dashes of red pepper flakes
  • Vegetable oil – for frying
  • For the Sauce:
  • 1 – 29 oz. can of crushed tomatoes
  • 4 cloves of garlic – chopped
  • 3 tablespoons – raisins
  • 2 stalks celery – chopped
  • ¼ head of fresh fennel – chopped
  • ¼ lemon – plus the juice squeezed
  • ½ cup sliced marinated sweet peppers – plus 3 tablespoons marinade
  • Dashes of fresh ground black pepper
  • Dashes of sea salt
  • Dashes of red pepper flakes
  • Pinch of sugar
  • Olive oil – for drizzling
  • Fresh grated Romano cheese
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