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    Chile Verde Meatballs

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    50 mins

    5 mins

    45 mins

    Julesong's Note:

    The combination of frozen meatballs and chile verde sauce was a very happy discovery... the results are absolutely delicious! (And they're almost ridiculously easy to prepare, too.) I plan on making these in the future for potlucks and as appetizers. This is another Pantry Challenge recipe, where I use items I already have at home to make meals.

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    1. 1
      Into a large, heavy pot, add the onion, garlic, salsa verde, broth or beer, and the meatballs.
    2. 2
      Simmer on low for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally; add the ground cumin and simmer for 15 minutes more.
    3. 3
      Serve with sour cream for garnish, along with rice and beans and tortillas (the sauce goes nicely on other items, too).
    4. 4
      Note: you can also make this in your crockpot on low for 4 hours, adding in the cumin in the last 30 minutes.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on August 15, 2011


      I really intended to take a photo of this, but somehow it all just disappeared before I could get out the camera. I used home-made meatballs, and added about 1/4 cup of chopped green chiles, just because I wanted to use them up. These were super easy to make! However, next time I think I'll saute the onions and garlic first, just to give the sauce a bit more depth and complexity. I was looking for an alternative to the usual sauce for the meatballs, and this worked out great. Thanks for also helping me use up my jar of salsa verde - wouldn't want it to get old.

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    • on April 25, 2010


      I used frozen meatballs and made this today for a quick lunch. Super easy and I only simmered for about 10 minutes. Maybe because my meatballs were on the small side? I felt any longer and they would of fallen apart. No worries though because that just means I got to eat them faster. Sour cream was delicious on these. Didnt eat over rice or pasta because Im low carbing it. Thanks for sharing:) They stood alone on their own just fine.

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    • on September 23, 2007


      I've become a big fan of having homemade meatballs in the freezer because they are so handy for quick meals. This is a flavorful change from the usual tomato-based sauces for meatballs. Nice and spicy, I served this over saffron rice.

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    Nutritional Facts for Chile Verde Meatballs

    Serving Size: 1 (151 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 138.7
    Calories from Fat 71
    Total Fat 7.9 g
    Saturated Fat 3.3 g
    Cholesterol 14.9 mg
    Sodium 1038.8 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 13.0 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.7 g
    Sugars 10.7 g
    Protein 1.7 g

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