Recipes

Chipotle Meatballs

Thursday, October 29, 2015

 

Source:  Chef Rick Bayless / Mexican Everyday


This is a go-to recipe in our house! I like to serve it over quinoa to round out the meal and soak up the delicious sauce!


Ingredients
3 slices bacon in 1-inch pieces
3 garlic cloves, peeled
2 large eggs
1/2 cup bread crumbs
salt
1 1/4 pounds ground pork
1/2 cup (loosely packed) coarsely chopped mint leaves
1 28-ounce can diced tomatoes, drained of all but 1/4 cup juice
1 or 2 cans chipotle chilies in adobo, stemmed, seeded and sauce reserved
1 teaspoon dried oregano
about 1 1/2 cups beef or chicken broth


Directions
Heat oven to 450 degrees.  In a food processor, combine bacon and 1 garlic clove.  Process until finely chopped.  Add eggs, bread crumbs and 1 teaspoon salt.  Pulse several times until well combined but not a paste.  Remove meat from processor.

With wet hands, form meat into about 16 plum-size balls and space them out in a 13" x 9" baking dish.  Bake until lightly browned, about 15 minutes.

While meatballs bake, combine tomatoes, 1/4 cup tomato juice, chipotles, 1 to 2 tablespoons chipotle sauce, oregano, remaining garlic cloves (cut in half) and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a blender or food processor.  Process to a smooth puree.

When meatballs are ready, spoon off rendered fat from baking dish, then pour tomato mixture on top, covering meatballs evenly.  Bake until sauce has thickened somewhat, 15 to 20 minutes.

Heat broth in a small saucepan.  Divide meatballs among four dinner plates, leaving sauce behind.  Stir enough broth into sauce to give it a spoonable consistency.  Taste and season with salt, if necessary.  Spoon sauce over meatballs, decorate with extra mint leaves, if you wish, and serve.

 

 Read More...



Go Back


Tags

cream collins strata tomato cauliflower sherry basil Squash chimichurri bruschetta ramps bulgar wheat onions shelling buttermilk Cider radishes baby bok choy maple fondue Jerusalem artichoke beets pecan Chevre white beans dilly snow peas Red Onion yogurt yellow onion creme pine nuts honey walnuts carrot tops heavy whipping cream Salsa barley plum cilantro Salad shallots wheat flour jack cheese pork pears bean compote baguette crepes Vegan Side bok choy gruyere leeks sandwich pie tenderloin paste muffins coriander onion wasabi coeur a la creme shitake almonds anchovy brown sugar Corn strawberry shrunken heads chimmichurri crisp kluski cake egg sandwiches syrup carrot fronds bloody mary mushroom coeur bbq pineapple habanero Rice wine vinegar tuscan cucumber stuffing flank dill kalamata Eggplant thai sour cream daisy rouille knots lettuce Swiss Chard dijon peach pudding panzanella pork chop bread pudding meatballs watercress gazpacho beet greens vegetarian feta couscous jam chiles gin tomato corn pie carrots Poblano Chili remoulade pumpkin beef lemon grass prosciutto Shitake Mushrooms vegetable Cranberry Beans scallions nectarine artichoke steak anise strawberries peas bosc autumn Apple vanilla wafers arugula imam roasted currants flank steak chicken sour zucchini beet cranberry pecans frittata spring spiced winter squash polenta spelt pasta fennel fennel seeds bayeldi chipotle chilies turnips celery hearts Tomatoes asparagus Greens fritter Dressing biscuits cantaloupe carrot top cockaigne apples rhubarb green pepper verde bulgar poblano sauce swiss Leek tomatoe casserole turnip jack caesar olives sweet potato Soup sunchokes shiitake sesame sausage buckwheat garlic fraiche tart butter coconut milk fennel bulb pancake parmesan chocolate gratin Farmers' Market conserve pesto Butternut eggs Tomatillos chili Spinach tortillas gouda cheese slaw wrap melon mushrooms plums oats bacon pickled celeriac berry parmigiano tomato juice pepper cornmeal Drinks plum tomatoes blueberry kohlrabi celery root vinaigrette Potato tostadas almond milk walnut oil cream cheese gorgonzola latkes chili peppers chorizo green beans potatoes hazelnuts egg noodles celebration fritters chicken dinner salad beer mint chives okra maple syrup mustard greens peppers sweet kirsch Kale absinthe goat Cheese cointreau bell pepper Recipes radish scapes hickory capers curry Beans blue cheese Bread reggiano Spread