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    Meatballs Mole

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    1 hr 30 mins

    15 mins

    1 hr 15 mins

    mersaydees's Note:

    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.

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    1. 1
      Combine beef, egg, corn chips, milk and 1 teaspoon salt in large bowl. Cover and chill 1 hour.
    2. 2
      Shape into 15 meatballs, using 2 tablespoons meat mixture for each.
    3. 3
      Place flour in small shallow bowl or plate and roll meatballs in it lightly, coating completely.
    4. 4
      In large, heavy skillet, melt butter. In batches, saute meatballs in butter until nicely browned all over. When browned, remove meatballs.
    5. 5
      In the same skillet, saute onion and garlic, stirring occasionaly, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat.
    6. 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. 7
      Add meatballs to skillet; cover and simmer 20 more minutes.
    8. 8
      Uncover and simmer 10 more minutes.
    9. 9
      Spoon meatballs and sauce into warm serving dish.
    10. 10
      Serve over hot rice.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on August 10, 2012


      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!

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    • on May 14, 2009


      Fantastic, moist meatballs with these ingredients and method. We loved them. I haven't seen the coat-with-flour-first method, nor the exact steam-boil combo. I would have preferred a little more chocolate in it, but I have to give it 5 stars because of the excellent meatballs and DH being as happy as a clam. Like the other reviewer, I had to use fresh cilantro because I didn't have the ground coriander in the cupboard, and the meatballs were already well on their way before I discovered it. Anyway, thank you for a great meal. It was a pleasure. ZWT5

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    • on March 28, 2009


      I made this as a meal to have over rice, and I loved the combination of flavors and spices in this one! It was just spicy enough to be interesting, but no spices were overpowering. I did use fresh cilantro instead of the coriander, and used about 1 tsp. as I didn't want it to overpower the other flavors, and it worked out well! Served over rice it made a great dinner for the 3 of us! Thank you so much for sharing it with us Mersaydees! Made for Newest Zaar Stars 3/09 Linda

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    Nutritional Facts for Meatballs Mole

    Serving Size: 1 (362 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 660.7
    Calories from Fat 183
    Total Fat 20.3 g
    Saturated Fat 9.3 g
    Cholesterol 95.4 mg
    Sodium 917.7 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 94.4 g
    Dietary Fiber 6.1 g
    Sugars 9.0 g
    Protein 24.7 g

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