Meatballs in Creamy Tomato and Adobo Sauce

EL MEJOR NIDO
Meatballs in Creamy Tomato and Adobo Sauce
Recipe Info - Skill Level
Level
Easy
Recipe Info - Serving Size
Servings
8 servings, 3 meatballs per serving
Recipe Info - Prep Time
Prep 
20 min
Recipe Info - Cook Time
Cook 
45 min
Give your party a spicy kick with these tasty meatballs. The rich tomato cream will balance out the smokiness of the adobo sauce, making it the perfect appetizer.

Ingredients

Step 1

Combine beef, egg, breadcrumbs, coffee granules, 1 teaspoon bouillon and pepper in a large bowl. Mix thoroughly with hands and form into 24 (1-inch) meatballs.

Step 2

Heat water in a 3-quart saucepan over medium heat for 5 minutes. Add meatballs (add more water if needed to cover meatballs); cook for 15 minutes or until thoroughly cooked.

Step 3

Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion and garlic; cook, stirring frequently, until tender. Add tomatoes with juice, adobo sauce and remaining 1 ½ teaspoons bouillon; reduce heat to medium-low. Cook, stirring constantly, for 10 minutes.

Step 4

Transfer tomato mixture to blender with evaporated milk; cover. Blend until smooth.

Step 5

Return mixture to skillet; cook over medium-low heat. With a slotted spoon, transfer meatballs to skillet. Discard water that meatballs were boiled in.

Step 6

Cook meatballs in sauce for 10 minutes. Serve warm.

Tip

To serve at a gathering, place on large platter with wooden picks. For added heat, try adding 1 chipotle chile to sauce while cooking.

Ingredients

Reviews For This Recipe

Recipe Books Are Here

Elevate your cooking skills and celebrate the joys of each season with our recipe books—don't wait, download them now!