Step 1Combine Ground Beef, cracker crumbs, egg, 2 tablespoons cilantro and water in large bowl, mixing lightly but thoroughly. Divide beef mixture into 12 2-inch meatballs. Set aside.
Step 2Combine tomato sauce and peppers in stockpot; bring to a boil. Add meatballs. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 14 to 16 minutes, stirring halfway through cooking time to cover meatballs with sauce and ensure even cooking.
Step 3Serve over rice, as desired. Garnish with cilantro, if desired.
Nutrition information per serving: 394 Calories; 144 Calories from fat; 16g Total Fat (6 g Saturated Fat; 7 g Monounsaturated Fat;) 129 mg Cholesterol; 715 mg Sodium; 34 g Total Carbohydrate; 2.3 g Dietary Fiber; 27 g Protein; 4.8 mg Iron; 6.4 mg NE Niacin; 0.5 mg Vitamin B6; 2.3 mcg Vitamin B12; 6.1 mg Zinc; 27.8 mcg Selenium.
This recipe is an excellent source of Protein, Iron, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, Zinc, and Selenium.