Albondigas In Spicy Tomato Sauce

Albondigas are Mexican-style meatballs made with crackers instead of breadcrumbs. Served with a spicy chipotle sauce. Delicious!

  • 50
    min
  • 4
    SERVINGS
  • 394
    Cal
  • 27 g
    Protein

Ingredients & Cooking

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound Ground Beef
  • 1/4 cup saltine cracker crumbs
  • 1 large egg, slightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 2 tablespoons chopped chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
  • Hot cooked rice
  • Chopped fresh cilantro (optional)

Cooking:

  1. Combine Ground Beef, cracker crumbs, egg, 2 tablespoons cilantro and water in large bowl, mixing lightly but thoroughly. Divide beef mixture into 12 equal portions; shape into meatballs. Set aside.

  2. Combine tomato sauce and peppers 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.

    Cook's Tip: 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.
  3. Serve over rice, as desired. Garnish with cilantro, if desired.

Nutrition Information

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