BrokeAss Gourmet

BrokeAss Gourmet

Damn, That's Kosher: Chipotle Meatballs

  • Prep Time 0:20
  • Cook Time 0:30
  • Estimated Cost $19.65
  • 2 Comments

Definitely in the comfort food category, especially if you like Mexican food. This dish whips up super fast, and all you need is some salsa, chips and guacamole! Hint: Freeze the leftover chipotle peppers to lengthen their usability.

Ingredients

  • 2 fresh plum tomatoes, coarsely chopped $1
  • ½ small white onion, coarsely chopped $1
  • 1 clove garlic Pantry
  • ½ tsp canned chipotle chile peppers, minced $2.15 for 7 oz
  • ⅛ tsp ground cloves $1.50 for 1 oz
  • 1 tsp vegetable oil Pantry
  • ½ lb. kosher ground beef $4
  • 2 tbsp fresh breadcrumbs or panko breadcrumbs $3 for 12 oz
  • 1/4 egg, lightly beaten $1.50 for 6
  • ⅜ tsp dried oregano $1.50 for 1 oz
  • salt and freshly ground pepper Pantry
  • 2 ¼ tsp. drained capers $2 for 6 oz
  • 4 cups freshly-cooked white rice $2

Recipe Serves 2

Directions

  1. Puree tomatoes, onion, garlic, chipotle pepper, and cloves in a processor or blender until almost smooth. Heat oil in a heavy medium-sized saucepan over medium-high heat. Add tomato mixture. Cover and simmer about 10 minutes. Season to taste with salt and freshly ground pepper. Reduce heat.
  2. In a large bowl, combine beef, breadcrumbs, egg, oregano, ¼ tsp. salt, about 6 grinds of black pepper, and capers. Using hands, form 1 rounded tablespoonful of mixture into meatballs.
  3. Bring sauce back to a simmer, and add meatballs. Cover and simmer until they are cooked through, about 20 minutes. Serve over the white rice.

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Meredith, on Mar 6, 10:46 AM, wrote:

Robin, this looks and sounds Amazing (especially considering the weather we have been having in Nor Cal lately), can’t wait to make it!=)

Justin, on Jan 1, 04:05 PM, wrote:

I made this for a New Years party but used turkey instead of ground beef. HUGE success!