albondigas en salsa chipotle [meatballs in chipotle sauce

6 servings
½ pounds Beef, ground finely
½ pounds Pork, ground finely
⅓ cup Onions, finely chopped
2 tablespoons Flour
1 tablespoon Cilantro, fresh minced
1 tablespoon Vegatable oil
Onion, chopped
Garlic cloves, chopped
1 cup Tomato sauce
Flour tortillas (6 inch)
  Vegatable oil for frying
½ teaspoon Oregano, dried
¼ teaspoon Cumin, ground
Egg, beaten
3 tablespoons Vegatable oil
Chipotles, canned in adobo sauce, stemmed and chopped
2 tablespoons Adobo sauce (from chiles)
½ cup Beef broth
  Chopped lettuce





Combine all the meatball ingredients, except the oil, and mix well.

Form into 1½-inch balls. Brown the meatballs in the oil, remove, and keep warm.


To make the sauce, add the oil to the pan and saute the onion and garlic until soft. Add the remaining sauce ingredients, bring to a boil, reduce the heat, and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes until the sauce is thickened. Place the sauce in a blender or food processor and puree until smooth. Return the sauce to the pan, add the meatballs, and heat through.

Tortilla Cups:

To make the tortilla cups, pour the oil to a depth of 3 inches and heat to 375 degrees. Place a tortilla in the oil and let it float for a couple of seconds. Press the center into the oil with a can or ladle to form a bowl and fry until crisp, remove, and drain.

To serve, place the lettuce in each of the tortilla cups, top with the albondigas, and serve.

Source: Chili Pepper Magazine, December 1994 Submitted By JIM MOREY On 03-08-95

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