Chipotle Meatballs

Chipotle Meatballs

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  • Prep Time

    minutes

  • Total Time

    minutes

  • Servings

    servings


Ingredients

  • SERVES 6 -8 (change servings and units)

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  • Ingredients

  • 3

    * 3 lbs plum tomatoes, coarsely chopped

  • 1

    * 1 medium white onion, coarsely chopped

  • 2

    * 2 large garlic cloves

  • 2

    * 2 teaspoons minced canned chipotle chiles

  • ½

    * ½ teaspoon ground cloves

  • 2

    * 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 1

    * 1 lb ground beef

  • 1

    * 1 lb ground pork

  • ½

    * ½ cup fresh breadcrumb (made from crustless French bread)

  • 1

    * 1 large egg

  • * 1½ teaspoons dried Mexican oregano

  • * 1¼ teaspoons salt

  • ¾

    * ¾ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper

  • 3

    * 3 tablespoons drained capers (optional)

Directions

1. Puree first 5 ingredients in blender in batches until almost smooth. Heat oil in heavy large pot over medium-high heat. Add tomato mixture. Cover and boil 10 minutes to blend flavors and thicken slightly, stirring occasionally. Season sauce to taste with salt and pepper. (Can be prepared 3 days ahead. Cover and refrigerate.). 2. 2 Combine ground beef and next 6 ingredients in large bowl. Add 1/2 cup cooled tomato sauce and stir until well mixed. Using hands, form 1 rounded tablespoonful meat mixture into ball. Optional: Insert 1/4 t. capers into center of meat; reshape meatball. Repeat with remaining meat mixture and capers. 3. 3 Bring sauce to simmer over medium heat. Add meatballs to sauce. Cover and simmer until meatballs are cooked through, about 20 minutes.


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