Actually, this is a slightly updated version written after we served it at our wedding. The original recipe is under Cuban Dinner.
1. Make small meatballs.
Use 1 lb lean ground beef.
Small amount of garlic, crushed or powder
Italian seasoning, small amount
Grated parmesan, generous amount
Bread crumbs for consistency
Bake 15 minutes at 350 degrees, and set aside for later
2. Arrange a bed of plan white rice 1 inch thick in casserole:
3. Ingredients for Sauce
Large jar plain spaghetti sauce
Large can Progresso black beans, drained and rinsed
1 C green olives
1 C raisins (plumped in microwave 2-4 minutes in 4 T of water)
1 T of Prudhomme’s Cajun magic, or something very similar for very spicy
4. Arrange sauce on rice, place meatballs around sides of casserole dish
Bake 45 minutes at 250 degrees
Serves around 4 people. I quadrupled this for a party.
Handwritten note from Mom on the back: “PS. Guess what —
After all these years my little sail boat watch (red) started running again. Weird!!!”