Meatballs in Creamy Tomato and Adobe Sauce

Meatballs in Creamy Tomato and Adobe Sauce

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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.

20 mins. to Prepare

45 mins. Cooking Time

0 mins. Standing Time

65 mins. Total

Servings: 8 servings, 3 meatballs per serving

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Step 1 of 9

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.

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 of 9

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 6 of 9

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

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

COOK meatballs in sauce for 10 minutes. Serve warm.

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

Amount Per Serving
Servings: 8 servings, 3 meatballs per serving
Calories from Fat90
 %Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g16%
Saturated Fat 3g16%
Cholesterol 65mg22%
Sodium 420mg18%
Carbohydrates 8g3%
Dietary Fiber 1g5%
Sugars 4g
Protein 14g
Vitamin A6%
Vitamin C8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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