DifficultyBeginner
Chipotle Albondigas Meatballs
Yields1 Serving
Prep Time10 minsCook Time20 minsTotal Time30 mins
 1 pound Ground Beef
 1/4 cup soft whole wheat bread crumbs
 1 large egg, slightly beaten
 4 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro, divided
 2 tablespoons water
 1 teaspoon ground chipotle chili powder, divided
 1/2 teaspoon salt
 1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce
 Chopped fresh cilantro (optional)
1

Combine Ground Beef, bread crumbs, egg, 2 tablespoons cilantro, 1/2 teaspoon chipotle chili powder and 1/2 teaspoon salt in large bowl, mixing lightly but thoroughly. Shape into 24 one-inch meatballs. Heat large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Place meatballs in skillet; cook 8 minutes or until browned on all sides.

2

Add tomato sauce, remaining 2 tablespoons cilantro and remaining 1/2 teaspoon chipotle chili powder; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 8 to 10 minutes, stirring once.

3

Serve meatballs on skewers or on platter with toothpicks. Sprinkle with cilantro, if desired.

Source: Diabetic Gourmet

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 12 servings

Servings 1


Amount Per Serving
Calories 95
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Cholesterol 41mg14%
Sodium 324mg14%
Total Carbohydrate 3g1%
Dietary Fiber 07g29%
Protein 9g18%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Ingredients

 1 pound Ground Beef
 1/4 cup soft whole wheat bread crumbs
 1 large egg, slightly beaten
 4 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro, divided
 2 tablespoons water
 1 teaspoon ground chipotle chili powder, divided
 1/2 teaspoon salt
 1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce
 Chopped fresh cilantro (optional)

Directions

1

Combine Ground Beef, bread crumbs, egg, 2 tablespoons cilantro, 1/2 teaspoon chipotle chili powder and 1/2 teaspoon salt in large bowl, mixing lightly but thoroughly. Shape into 24 one-inch meatballs. Heat large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Place meatballs in skillet; cook 8 minutes or until browned on all sides.

2

Add tomato sauce, remaining 2 tablespoons cilantro and remaining 1/2 teaspoon chipotle chili powder; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 8 to 10 minutes, stirring once.

3

Serve meatballs on skewers or on platter with toothpicks. Sprinkle with cilantro, if desired.

Chipotle Albondigas Meatballs

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