Chipotle Appetizer Meatballs
Recipe: Appetizer : Chipotle Appetizer Meatballs - Hot and tasty - A kitchen workhorse and the foundation of many party Appetizers, Hors d'oeuvre, and SnacksRated 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
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.
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
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
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© Jim Catanich
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"I followed the recipe exactly-once for Christmas Day, the next time for New year's Eve. Both times it was a big hit, with people asking how I made it. I added some frozen fruit icecubes & I made sure the Golden Circle fruit juice packs & soft drink bottles were in the freezer for a while before I made them, so that they were-not frozen of course-but icy cold. There were a few slivers of ice in the fruit juice actually. Very easy to make, liked by just about everyone. Good recipe to have." - sherri3802
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