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Meatballs in Chipotle-Tomato Salsa (Albondigas en Salsa de Chipotle)

Meatballs in Chipotle-Tomato Salsa (Albondigas en Salsa de Chipotle)

This is a spicy, flavor packed dish with delicious meatballs that cook directly in the sauce. Goes great with Arroz de Ajo or over Thin Spaghetti. This is a family favorite. Feel free to adjust the amount of chiles/Adobo sauce to tone down the heat.

  • Yield: 1 serving ( Serving Size: 6 )


  • 1- 28oz can(s) Hunts Whole Tomatoes
  • 1/2 white onion
  • 2-3 clove(s) cloves garlic
  • 2 Chipotle chiles, in Adobo sauce seeded
  • 1 tablespoon(s) water
  • 1 pound(s) Extra lean ground beef
  • 3 clove(s) garlic minced
  • 1/2 White onion finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoon(s) Cilantro finely chopped, stems removed
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) ground Cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon(s) salt, to taste


Place tomatoes, onion, garlic and chipotle chiles in a blender and pulse until just about smooth. Transfer sauce to a large sauce pan and bring to a simmer. Allow to simmer on medium heat while you assemble your meatballs, which you'll add the the sauce.

Place remaining ingredients in a large bowl and mix until well combined. Form into meatballs and place directly into your simmering sauce.

Cover and cook over medium-low heat for 45-60 minutes (depending on size of meatballs) until thoroughly cooked.

Add salt to taste and serve over cooked spaghetti or along with rice.

Sauce and meatballs can be frozen too!

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