Chipotle Appetizer Meatballs

READY IN: 1hr 5mins
Recipe by Iowahorse

Times are approximate.

Top Review by susie cooks

I made this recipe as written. The sauce was way too hot for us. So then I added 2 more cups of tomato sauce to turn down the heat. Still very hot. Maybe next time I will try it with 1/8 cup of chipotle in adobo sauce. The meat balls are very good! Made for the Bargain Basement Use It or Lose It tag.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. To make the sauce, sauté the onion and garlic in the oil until they are lightly browned.
  2. Add the tomato sauce, broth, and the chipotles in adobo sauce.
  3. Heat the mixture to just under boiling and simmer for 20 minutes.
  4. Place the sauce in a blender or food processor and puree until smooth.
  5. To make the meatballs, combine the beef, pork, onion, cilantro, bread crumbs, egg, and season with salt and pepper.
  6. Gently mix, then form into small meatballs.
  7. Pour a couple of tablespoons of the oil in a heavy saucepan and brown the meatballs.
  8. Remove and drain.
  9. Return the sauce to the pan, add the meatballs and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes to finish cooking the meat.
  10. To serve: place in a chafing dish, garnish with the cilantro and serve accompanied with toothpicks.

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