Albondigas In Spicy Tomato Sauce (Easy Meatballs In Spicy Tomato Sauce)
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Total Recipe Time: 50 to 55 minutes
Makes 4 servings
1 pound Ground Beef
1/4 cup saltine cracker crumbs
1 large egg, slightly beaten
2 tablespoons water
2 tablespoons minced chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, divided
1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce
Hot cooked rice (optional)
Fresh chopped cilantro (optional)
|1.||Combine Ground Beef, cracker crumbs, egg, water and 1 tablespoon chipotle pepper in large bowl, mixing lightly but thoroughly. Divide beef mixture into 12 equal portions; shape into meatballs. Set aside.
|2.||Combine tomato sauce and remaining 1 tablespoon pepper in stockpot; bring to a boil. Add meatballs. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 14 to 16 minutes, stirring halfway through cooking time to cover meatballs with sauce and ensure even cooking.
|3.||Serve over rice and sprinkle with cilantro, if desired.|
Cook's Tip: Cooking times are for fresh or thoroughly thawed Ground Beef. Ground Beef should be cooked to an internal temperature of 160ºF. Color is not a reliable indicator of Ground Beef doneness.
Cook's Tip: To make cracker crumbs, place crackers in food-safe plastic bag; close bag securely, squeezing out air. Crush crackers with rolling pin to form fine crumbs. Six to seven 2 x 2-inch crackers make about 1/4 cup crumbs.
Cook's Tip: Cooking times are for fresh or thoroughly thawed ground beef. Ground beef should be cooked to an internal temperature of 160°F. Color is not a reliable indicator of ground beef doneness.
Nutrition information per serving: 279 calories; 16 g fat (6 g saturated fat; 7 g monounsaturated fat); 26 mg cholesterol; 756 mg sodium; 10 g carbohydrate; 2.2 g fiber; 24 g protein; 6.0 mg niacin; 0.4 mg vitamin B6; 2.4 mcg vitamin B12; 3.8 mg iron; 21.6 mcg selenium; 5.6 mg zinc.
This recipe is an excellent source of protein, niacin, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, iron, selenium and zinc.