ALBONDIGAS IN SPICY TOMATO SAUCE (EASY MEATBALLS IN SPICY TOMATO SAUCE)

Albondigas in Spicy Tomato Sauce --
 
  • Total Recipe Time: 50 to 55 minutes
  • Makes 4 servings

INGREDIENTS

  1. 1 pound Ground Beef
  2. 1/4 cup saltine cracker crumbs
  3. 1 large egg, slightly beaten
  4. 2 tablespoons water
  5. 2 tablespoons minced chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, divided
  6. 1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce
  7. Hot cooked rice (optional)
  8. Fresh chopped cilantro (optional)

INSTRUCTIONS FOR ALBONDIGAS IN SPICY TOMATO SAUCE (EASY MEATBALLS IN SPICY TOMATO SAUCE)

  1. Combine Ground Beef, cracker crumbs, egg, water and 1 tablespoon chipotle pepper in large bowl, mixing lightly but thoroughly. Divide beef mixture into 12 equal portions; shape into meatballs. Set aside.
  2. Combine tomato sauce and remaining 1 tablespoon pepper in stockpot; bring to a boil. Add meatballs. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 14 to 16 minutes, stirring halfway through cooking time to cover meatballs with sauce and ensure even cooking.
  3. Serve over rice and sprinkle with cilantro, if desired.
  • Test Kitchen Tips
  • Cooking times are for fresh or thoroughly thawed Ground Beef. Ground Beef should be cooked to an internal temperature of 160ºF. Color is not a reliable indicator of Ground Beef doneness.
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