Albondigas En Salsa Chipotle [Meatballs in Chipotle Sauce]

| Next >>

Title: Albondigas En Salsa Chipotle [Meatballs in Chipotle Sauce]
Yield: 6 Servings
Categories: Peppers, Appetizers, Hamburger, Cp 12/94


1/2 lb Beef, ground finely
1/2 lb Pork, ground finely
1/3 c Onions, finely chopped
2 tb Flour
1 tb Cilantro, fresh minced
1/2 ts Oregano, dried
1/4 ts Cumin, ground
1 Egg, beaten
3 tb Vegatable oil

1 tb Vegatable oil
1 Onion, chopped
2 Garlic cloves, chopped
1 c Tomato sauce
2 Chipotles, canned in adobo
-sauce, stemmed and chopped
2 tb Adobo sauce (from chiles)
1/2 c Beef broth

-------------------------------TORTILLA CUPS-------------------------------
6 Flour tortillas (6 inch)
Vegatable oil for frying
Chopped lettuce

MEATBALLS: Combine all the meatball ingredients, except the oil, and mix
well. Form into 1 1/2-inch balls. Brown the meatballs in the oil, remove,
and keep warm. SAUCE: 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.