Spicy Chipotle Meatballs with Rice

Weeknight Meals Tip: The meatballs and sauce can be cooked up to 2 days in advance; combine & refrigerate, covered. Alternatively, they can be frozen separately for up to 3 months.

Spicy Chipotle Meatballs with Rice
Adapted from realsimple.com
Spicy Chipotle Meatballs with Rice

PREP TIME

25

minutes

TOTAL TIME

40

minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

PREP TIME

25

minutes

TOTAL TIME

40

minutes

SERVINGS

--

servings

Adapted from realsimple.com

Ingredients

  • 1

    T EVOO

  • 1

    med onion, diced

  • 6

    cloves garlic, finely chopped

  • 1

    28oz can whole tomatoes

  • 2-3

    t chopped canned chipotle chiles in adobo sauce

  • 1

    c long grain white rice

  • 1.5

    lbs ground beef chuck

  • 1/2

    c chopped fresh cilantro, plus more for serving

  • 1/4

    c bread crumbs

  • 1

    lg egg, beaten

  • 1

    t ground cumin

  • Kosher salt & black pepper

Directions

1. Heat EVOO in lg skillet over med heat. Add onion & 1/2 the garlic & cook, stirring occasionally, until beginning to brown, 5-7 min. Add tomatoes (w/their juices) & chipotles; using a potato masher, break up the tomatoes. Simmer, partially covered, until the sauce has thickened, 15-20 min. If the sauce becomes too thick, add up to 1/2c water. 2. Meanwhile, cook the rice according to the package directions. 3. While rice is cooking, in a med bowl, combine the beef, cilantro, bread crumbs, egg, cumin, the remaining half of the garlic, 1.5t salt, & 1/4t pepper. Shape the mixture into 16 meatballs (about 2 heaping teaspoons each). 4. Heat broiler. Place meatballs on a foil-lined broiler-proof baking sheet & broil, turning once, until cooked through, 8-12 min. Add meatballs to sauce. Serve over rice & sprinkle w/additional cilantro.

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