Mini Beef Albóndigas  --
  • Total Recipe Time: 40 to 45 minutes
  • Makes 12 servings


  1. 1 pound Ground Beef
  2. 1/4 cup soft whole wheat bread crumbs
  3. 1 large egg, slightly beaten
  4. 4 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro, divided
  5. 2 tablespoons water
  6. 1 teaspoon ground chipotle chili powder, divided
  7. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  8. 1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce
  9. 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.
  • Test Kitchen Tips
  • Cooking times are for fresh or thoroughly thawed Ground Beef. Ground Beef should be cooked to an internal temperature of 160°F. Color is not a reliable indicator of Ground Beef doneness.
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Pat Davis

Just received a copy of the August/September 2013 edition of fine Cooking and the back cover has a beautiful and delicious looking picture of ?ground beef kabobs on flatbread or pita bread with diced tomatoes, red onion, ?????? with no name but info to find the recipe at Okay so I am here but can't find exactly what is pictured. Can someone please help? Thank you