Albondigas – Meatballs in a Chipotle Sauce

Albondigas – Meatballs in a Chipotle Sauce

 12 meatballs

You Can Use Beef, Pork, Turkey or Vegetarian Crumbles 

Note: Traditional albondigas are equal parts ground beef and ground pork


½ pound beef

½ pound ground pork

½ teaspoon sea salt

1 teaspoon granulated garlic

1 teaspoon granulated onion

1 tablespoon fresh mint, coarsely chopped

2 garlic cloves, minced

½ small onion minced

1 egg

½ cup plain bread crumbs

Oil for frying

    For the Sauce

16 oz fire roasted tomatoes

1 – 2 chipotle peppers in adobo seasoning w/1 tablespoon adobo sauce

2 large garlic cloves

½ cup chicken/vegetable broth

½ cup coarsely chopped cilantro or parsley for garnish


Mix 1 pound of ground meat (beef & turkey, turkey, beef or veggie crumbles) in a large bowl add the next 8 ingredients and mix thoroughly. Form mixture into 12 meat balls. Heat oil in a cast iron pan and sear the meat balls on all sides.

Puree the tomatoes, chipotle peppers in adobo sauce and garlic in blender

Pour the chipotle sauce over searing meatballs balls, cover and cook until meat balls are done, then garnish with fresh parsley.

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