Chipotle Appetizer Meatballs

Chipotle Appetizer Meatballs - Hot and tasty - A kitchen workhorse and the foundation of many party Appetizers, Hors d'oeuvre, and Snacks
Rated 4.7 / 5 based on 11 reviews

Prep Time: 10 min
Total Time: 35 min
Yield: 8 Serving

Nutrition Facts:
240 calories
9 grams fat

Ingredients

These spicy meatballs are a wonderful appetizer and when served in a chafing dish, will hold for a long time. Simple to prepare, they can be made ahead of time and reheated before serving.

Sauce

    1 medium onion, chopped

    4 garlic cloves, chopped

    1 tablespoon vegetable oil

    1 cup tomato sauce

    2 cups beef broth

    1/4 cup chipotles en adobo along with the sauce, stems removed

Meatballs:

    1 pound ground beef

    1 pound ground pork

    ½ cup finely chopped onion

    1/4 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro

    ½ cup bread crumbs

    1 egg, beaten

    Salt and freshly ground black pepper

    Vegetable oil for frying

    Garnish: Chopped fresh cilantro

    Directions

    To make the sauce, sauté the onion and garlic in the oil until they are lightly browned. Add the tomato sauce, broth, and the chipotles in adobo sauce. Heat the mixture to just under boiling and simmer for 20 minutes. Place the sauce in a blender or food processor and puree until smooth.

    To make the meatballs, combine the beef, pork, onion, cilantro, bread crumbs, egg, and season with salt and pepper. Gently mix, then form into small meatballs. Pour a couple of tablespoons of the oil in a heavy saucepan and brown the meatballs. Remove and drain.

    Return the sauce to the pan, add the meatballs and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes to finish cooking the meat.

    To serve: place in a chafing dish, garnish with the cilantro and serve accompanied with toothpicks.

    Yield: 8 servings as an appetizer

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Latest Reviews

"So easy and so quick to put together! Just pan-fried the flour/salt/peppper coated chicken in a T of butter. Mixed the sauce together (used ranch instead of blue cheese, didn't use the T of butter in sauce or the celery seed.) Drizzled a light coating of sauce on each side of chicken when ... " - bubbleyumm82

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"I baked this in an 8inch pan as someone suggested and had a major fail. I reduced the temp to 160 but I don't think it was reduced enough, rose so much in the middle and not at all on the outside. I'm going to give it a another go tonight as the flavour was pretty good!" - kjs0785

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