Puerto Rican Meatballs

Puerto Rican Meatballs

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Save time with our simple variation of sofrito sauce. Serve for dinner with a side of rice or as a fun appetizer that will please any guest.

20 mins. to Prepare

25 mins. Cooking Time

0 mins. Standing Time

45 mins. Total

Servings: 8 servings, 3 meatballs per serving

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Step 1 of 10
ground beef, breadcrumbs, bouillon, pepper, coffee granules and egg in a large bowl.
Step 2 of 10
MIX thoroughly with hands; form into 24 (1-inch) meatballs.
Step 3 of 10
HEAT oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
WORKING in batches, cook meatballs, turning occasionally, for 5 to 7 minutes or until browned on all sides. Drain on paper towels; set aside.
Step 5 of 10
oil in a large skillet over medium-low heat.
add onion and garlic. Cook, stirring frequently, until tender.
Step 7 of 10
STIR in tomato, canned tomatoes with juice, tomato paste, bay leaf and paprika.
REDUCE heat to low; cook, stirring constantly, for 12 minutes or until sauce thickens.
ADD meatballs, evaporated milk and bouillon; cook for 5 minutes. Remove bay leaf. Garnish with thyme.
For a flavor variation, serve sprinkled with crumbled Cotija cheese.
Amount Per Serving
Servings: 8 servings, 3 meatballs per serving
Calories from Fat90
%Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Cholesterol 65mg22%
Sodium 350mg15%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Dietary Fiber 0.5g3%
Sugars 3g
Protein 14g
Vitamin A6%
Vitamin C6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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