Meatballs Mole

READY IN: 1hr 30mins
Recipe by mersaydees

I think this is a great recipe from the Simply Simpatico cookbook put out by the Junior League of Albuquerque, New Mexico. This also makes an excellent appetizer. Cooking time does not include the 1 hour refrigeration time.

Top Review by loof751

Delicious meatballs! I used ground turkey instead of ground beef and served over brown rice, otherwise made as directed. The mole sauce is terrific - I used hot chili powder and the sauce was rich and spicy. Thanks for sharing the recipe! Made for ZWT8, Chefs gone WILD!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine beef, egg, corn chips, milk and 1 teaspoon salt in large bowl. Cover and chill 1 hour.
  2. Shape into 15 meatballs, using 2 tablespoons meat mixture for each.
  3. Place flour in small shallow bowl or plate and roll meatballs in it lightly, coating completely.
  4. In large, heavy skillet, melt butter. In batches, saute meatballs in butter until nicely browned all over. When browned, remove meatballs.
  5. In the same skillet, saute onion and garlic, stirring occasionaly, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat.
  6. In a small bowl, combine sugar, chili powder, cumin, coriander, oregano, and remaining salt and flour.Stir into skillet along with tomatoes, chocolate, and 1 cup water, mixing well. Bring to boil, stirring constantly. Reduce heat; cover pan and simmer 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  7. Add meatballs to skillet; cover and simmer 20 more minutes.
  8. Uncover and simmer 10 more minutes.
  9. Spoon meatballs and sauce into warm serving dish.
  10. Serve over hot rice.

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