Albondigas Con Chipotle (Meatballs In Chipotle Sauce)

"(Meatballs in Chipotle Sauce) Albóndigas, Spanish for meatballs, is a popular Mexican dish. In this recipe, the sauce gets its spicy, roasted flavor from chipotle peppers (smoked jalapeños packed in adobo sauce), which add a smoky flavor and a broad, lingering heat. Serve over white rice, or with rice and beans for an entrée, or as individiual hors d'oeuvres."

Original recipe yields 6 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (268.8 g)
  • Calories 327.6
  • Total Fat - 20.1 g
  • Saturated Fat - 5.9 g
  • Cholesterol - 182.8 mg
  • Sodium - 147.6 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 10.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 2.2 g
  • Sugars - 4.4 g
  • Protein - 26 g
  • Calcium - 56.9 mg
  • Iron - 4.5 mg
  • Vitamin C - 21.3 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step 1

To roast tomatoes, grill or broil them as close to heat as possible, turning as needed, until skin is blackened in spots, about 3 minutes on each side.

Step 2


Step 3

When cool enough to handle, remove skins. Reserve.

Step 4

Combine beef, bread crumbs, chopped garlic, eggs, 2 teaspoons cumin, salt, and pepper.

Step 5

Cover mixture, and let chill in refrigerator.

Step 6

In a blender or food processor, blend reserved tomatoes with chipotles, stock, whole garlic cloves, remaining cumin, and oregano.

Step 7

Heat the oil in a heavy skillet.

Step 8

Add the tomato sauce, season to taste with additional salt and pepper, and bring mixture to a boil.

Step 9

Meanwhile, make uniform medium-sized meatballs from meat mixture.

Step 10

Add meatballs to simmering sauce and cook about 25 minutes.

Step 11

Serve as an entrée over rice, or alone as an hors d'oeuvre.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



Great dish, we loved it. We served them over rice.

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(27 Aug 2014)