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

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