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Meatball Recipe: Albondigas al Chipotle

Meatball Recipe: Albondigas al Chipotle

A Spanish favourite which we are being kind enough to share... Enjoy!


Meatball Recipe

Here is a secret meatball recipe.. Enjoy! Serves 6


For the meatballs

  • ½ cup cooked white rice,
  • 12 oz ground beef
  • 12 oz ground pork
  • 2 large eggs
  • ¼ tsp dried ground oregano
  • 3 sprigs fresh mint
  • ¼ tsp Cumin seeds, toasted, ground
  • 1/3 cup of finely chopped white onions
  • Salt and pepper to season

For the sauce

  • 12oz ripe roma tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1cup finely chopped white onions
  • 4 cups light meat or chicken broth
  • Canned chipotle peppers ""adobado"" to taste



Mix together the mince, cooked rice and herbs and spices until smooth. Make meatballs around 11/2 inches in size. For the sauce, pour boiling water over the tomatoes, pouring just enough to cover and cook for 5 minutes.

Drain and blend with chipotle pepper until almost smooth.Heat oil in a pan and gently cook the onion until translucent, add the tomatoes bring to a boil and cook for 3 minutes. Add the meatballs, cover the pan bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer slowly for 40 minutes. Serve.