Chipotle Meatballs Appetizers

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Total Time
40mins
Prep
30 mins
Cook
10 mins

Serve these albóndigas (meatballs) skewered as appetizers. A squeeze of lime brings out their meaty richness. (Note: Meatballs can be formed and skewered, but not cooked, 1 day ahead and chilled.) A Gourmet Magazine recipe.

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Ingredients

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Directions

  1. Stir together milk and bread crumbs in a large bowl.
  2. Cook bacon in a 10-inch heavy skillet over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until crisp. Transfer with a slotted spoon to paper towels to drain.
  3. Pour off all but 1 tablespoon fat from skillet, then cook onion, garlic, chipotles, cumin, and oregano in skillet, stirring, until onion is softened, about 3 minutes. Add water and cook, stirring and scraping up brown bits, until water has evaporated, about 1 minute. Stir into bread crumb mixture, then add ground meats, egg, parsley, bacon and 1 teaspoon salt and mix well with your hands.
  4. Preheat broiler.
  5. Form scant tablespoons of meat mixture into balls and thread 3 balls 1/2 inch apart onto each skewer, arranging skewers on a lightly oiled broiler pan.
  6. Broil 3 to 4 inches from heat (do not turn) until browned and cooked through, 8 to 10 minutes.