Recipe by BAJATHECAT
"Yummy miniature meatballs in a chipotle tomato sauce. I have been serving these for years at various events and never take leftovers home. They are easy to prepare and freeze well for pre-planning."
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1 1/2 pounds
1 1/2 pounds
1 1/2 cups
plain dried bread crumbs
ground black pepper
2 (28 ounce) cans
diced tomatoes with juice
chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
chopped fresh cilantro, for garnish
The very best meatballs I have ever had, and probably the best recipe I have ever found on allrecipes.com. One addition that I add to each meatball is to dice up some string cheese and place a chunk in the middle of each one. Makes the meatballs taste even better.
I thought It's was ok but my daughter and boyfriend loved it!
Excellent appetizer! I cooked the meatballs in the oven on a broiler pan at 400 degrees instead of frying them to save time and clean up, and they were great.
I loved this sauce! I needed some Mexican appetizers for a party but didn't have a ton of time, so I just bought a bag of frozen meatballs and put this sauce together the night before. Then the day of party I just threw the meatballs in the crock pot with the sauce and a few hours later, they were done! Everyone loved them. I think I could have threw in about twice the chipotles though. Maybe the brand I got was a mild one. But I do like it spicy!!
Thanks for a great recipe. I'll definitely be making these again!
These were delicious! I followed the recipe almost exactly and they came out awesome. The only change I made was to add an 8 oz. can of tomato sauce to the diced tomatoes. We love spicy food, and therefore, LOVED these meatballs. I would not recommend them for the wimpy eaters!
These were fantastic. Keep in mind that you must love chipotle peppers to really enjoy these meatballs, and there are some people that just don't like them. For those that are leaving out the chipotle in this recipe and replacing with something else, you may be getting a good meatball, but you are not getting the meatball this recipe is intending to offer, you are getting a different meatball, and seems unfair to rate it. The chipotle is a main ingredient in this recipe. Thanks for posting your delicious recipe!
These were fabulous! I did add more of the peppers and sauce, to make it more spicy. I also added some parmesan cheese. My husband LOVED them. We ate them as an appetizer, along with crackers and cheese;however, I think the leftovers would be good over some rice.
I'll be making this one again, these ARE addicting! I was skeptical that so few ingredients could have much flavor, but I was pleasantly surprised! The meatballs are excellent, and the sauce is fantastic! I had to add some sugar to the sauce, as often is the case with tomatoes, as they always vary in their sweetness. I halved the recipe, and got about 90 one inch-ish meatballs. I think I'll make them 1.5 inches next time as they shrink when browning. Thanks for an easy yet wonderful recipe!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Mexican Style Meatballs
Serving Size: 1/20 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 20
Amount Per Serving
** Calories: 245
** Calories from Fat: 143
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