Chile Colorado Meatballs

Chile Colorado Meatballs created by GrandmaG

We were feeling like having a bit of Chile Colorado tonight, but weren't looking forward to the hours of watching over it would require with cubed beef; and besides, all the beef was frozen. So I looked in the freezer to see what I could come up with, and hey -- there were meatballs in there! The resulting Chile Colorado Meatballs were "very" tasty, and in addition to being a great dinner item I think will make a really nice potluck and/or appetizer dish in the future. Here's the quick and easy recipe I created for our crockpot.

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2hrs 5mins
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directions

  • In a large bowl, stir together the boiling water and bouillon granules until dissolved.
  • Add remaining ingredients.
  • Pour all into either a crockpot and cook on high for 2 to 3 hours (or low for 5 hours), or a large casserole and bake in preheated 350 degree F oven for 45 minutes.
  • Enjoy! Serve as part of a Mexican-style combination dinner of enchiladas or tamales, rice, and refried beans- the sauce goes really well with other dishes on the plate.
  • *Note:I prefer using 1 tsp of Maggi Chicken with Chipotle bouillon cube and 1 tsp of Chicken and Tomato bouillon cube instead of 2 tsp beef bouillon; please note that most Maggi bouillon cubes contain 2 tsps, so you'll be using half a cube.
  • Another note: also, you can add another tsp of bouillon and cup of water to make more sauce if you want to add another pound of meatballs for more servings.
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"We were feeling like having a bit of Chile Colorado tonight, but weren't looking forward to the hours of watching over it would require with cubed beef; and besides, all the beef was frozen. So I looked in the freezer to see what I could come up with, and hey -- there were meatballs in there! The resulting Chile Colorado Meatballs were "very" tasty, and in addition to being a great dinner item I think will make a really nice potluck and/or appetizer dish in the future. Here's the quick and easy recipe I created for our crockpot."

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  1. yamakarasu
    This was delicious. Sadly I was out of cocoa powder so I didn't get to try it with, but it was still tasty without it. This was super quick and easy to make. Thanks!
  2. iris5555
    These were just so good! I also used El Pato tomato sauce and omitted the hot sauce because I found that to be plenty spicy!
  3. Katie -D
    Very good meat balls with a bit of a kick. I tripled the meatballs and doubled the sauce and it worked well. I took it to a potluck and they disappeared very quickly. Thanks for the recipe!
  4. Marshy
    Very tasty! I get compliments when I bring these for a potluck or use them as a party appetizer. My husband loves them, so this is a keeper.
  5. KlynnPadilla
    Yummy, and so easy! I did use a can of El Pato (mexican tomato sauce for part of the tomato sauce, and about 1 T. of Salsa Valentina for the Tabasco. I love finding good crockpot recipes since I get off work at 5 and DH expects dinner to be served at 5:01 (lol), and this goes on the list!
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