Chipotle Meatballs

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298 CALORIES 20g CARBS 11g FAT 29g PROTEIN
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My eyes were opened to a lot of delicious Mexican food once I moved to California from the East Coast and one of the most surprisingly delicious dishes I have tried has been what is called albondigas, which is a Mexican meatball that is flavored with chipotles and either served with rice or in a taco. I had never considered meatballs as a taco filling, but once I tried them I was hooked. This dish is surprisingly simple to make and has become a favorite at weekend dinners with friends. You could also make it with ground turkey, chicken, or pork and it would be delicious.
The Recipe
Chipotle Meatballs

Chipotle Meatballs

PREP TIME: 15 Min
COOK TIME: 30 Min
TOTAL TIME: 45 Min
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Ingredients

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  • 1 lb 95% lean ground beef
  • 1/3 cup plain breadcrumbs
  • 1 U egg, beaten
  • 1/4 cup onion, minced
  • 3 U cloves garlic, minced (sauce)
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 28 oz canned fire roasted tomatoes (sauce)
  • 2 U chipotle peppers in adobo (plus adobo sauce, to taste, for sauce)
  • 1/2 tsp oregano (sauce)
  • 1 U Salt and pepper (sauce)

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Instructions

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1

Add the tomatoes with juices, chipotle peppers and adobo sauce, garlic, oregano, salt, and pepper to a blender. Taste and adjust the spice level if needed.

2

Combine the ground beef, breadcrumbs, egg, onion, garlic, salt, and cumin. Roll into meatballs, about one rounded tablespoon each. Set aside.

3

Heat the olive oil over medium high heat in a large cast iron skillet. Add the meatballs in a single layer and cook until browned, about 1-2 minutes. Flip and brown on other side.

4

Add the sauce to the skillet and bring it to a simmer. Let cook for 20-25 minutes until the meatballs are cooked through.

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Nutritional Facts
Serving Size: 4 meatballs (307g)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 298
Calories from Fat 47
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g
17%
Saturated Fat 4g
17%
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Cholesterol 117mg
39%
Sodium 1310mg
57%
Total Carbohydrate 20g
7%
Dietary Fiber 5g
20%
Sugars 6g
Protein 29g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

The Nutritional Values provided are estimates only and may vary based on the preparation method.

Notes

Cilantro and chopped onion for garnish
† SmartPoints™ calculated by Slender Kitchen; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.
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