Spaghetti and Chipotle Meatballs Recipe -
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Spaghetti and Chipotle Meatballs

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"Zing up your usual pasta and meatballs with this Latin twist on an Italian staple."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    40 mins

    1 hr


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a baking sheet.
  2. Mix the ground beef, chipotle peppers with the adobo sauce, green onions, bread crumbs, garlic powder, salt, and pepper together in a bowl until evenly mixed. Roll the mixture into balls the size of cherry tomatoes. Arrange on the prepared baking sheet.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until cooked through, about 30 minutes.
  4. While the meatballs bake, bring a large pot of lightly-salted water to a boil. Add the spaghetti and return to a boil. Cook until tender but still firm to the bite, about 12 minutes. Drain.
  5. Pour the spaghetti sauce in a large saucepan over medium heat; cook until hot, 5 to 7 minutes. Add the cooked meatballs and stir to coat. Ladle over the drained spaghetti and top with the grated Parmesan cheese to serve.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 04, 2009

These meatballs are great! Just what I was hoping for. I did make adjustments, based on taste. I used 1lb of ground beef and only 2 chipotle peppers with about 1tsp of sauce. The hamburgers came out really flavorful with a bit of spice. Will definitely make again. thanks!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 16, 2010

Holy Hot! The meatballs were too hot for my husband and I to take (and we like hot food!) and we could not serve it to our young daughters because of that. This recipe has some potential, but it was just far too hot for us.


8 Ratings

Feb 15, 2011

I like the meatballs toasted with provolone on a sub roll.

Apr 15, 2010

Basic meatballs with an extra punch of flavor, very good & spicy smoky flavor. I cut this recipe in half for the ground beef and with about three chipotle peppers which made approx. 20 meatballs. Spiced up some plain pasta sauce with about a teaspoon of the chipotle pepper seeds, fresh garlic and italian spices.

Sep 01, 2010

excellent!! my boy friend thought it was a little too spicy, but i thought it was just perfect! i used almost double the sauce tho.

Aug 30, 2010

We helped my stepson make this last night and it was very good! Would definitely make this again!

Feb 26, 2012

This is by far the best meatballs I've had. I did however make some adjustments, I added dried parsley and minced garlic (instead of onion). I will definitely be making these meatballs again.

Jun 03, 2014

This is great! I use spaghetti squash in place of the pasta as well as ground turkey instead of ground beef to simply lower the calories and fat. I love adding the chipotle peppers to the meatballs! YUM!!


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  • Calories
  • 662 kcal
  • 33%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 71.8 g
  • 23%
  • Cholesterol
  • 99 mg
  • 33%
  • Fat
  • 23.2 g
  • 36%
  • Fiber
  • 7.5 g
  • 30%
  • Protein
  • 38.4 g
  • 77%
  • Sodium
  • 1199 mg
  • 48%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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