Smoky Chipotle Meatballs

    1 hour

    Give a kick to your spaghetti and meatballs with smoky chipotle chillies. Serve with a salad and crusty bread.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 1kg beef mince
    • 1 (220g) tin minced chipotle chillies in adobo sauce, or to taste
    • 1 bunch spring onions, minced
    • 1/4 cup bread crumbs
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder, or to taste
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, or to taste
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground black pepper, or to taste
    • 500g spaghetti
    • 500g spaghetti sauce
    • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:1hour 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Grease a baking tray.
    2. Mix the beef mince, chipotle chillies with the adobo sauce, spring onions, bread crumbs, garlic powder, salt and pepper together in a bowl until evenly mixed. Roll the mixture into balls the size of cherry tomatoes. Arrange on the prepared baking tray.
    3. Bake in the preheated oven until cooked through, about 30 minutes.
    4. While the meatballs bake, bring a large pot of lightly-salted water to a boil. Add the spaghetti and return to a boil. Cook until tender but still firm to the bite, about 12 minutes. Drain.
    5. Pour the spaghetti sauce in a large saucepan over medium heat; cook until hot, 5 to 7 minutes. Add the cooked meatballs and stir to coat. Ladle over the drained spaghetti and top with the grated Parmesan cheese to serve.

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    Holy Hot! The meatballs were too hot for my husband and I to take (and we like hot food!) and we could not serve it to our young daughters because of that. This recipe has some potential, but it was just far too hot for us.  -  14 Nov 2010  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    These meatballs are great! Just what I was hoping for. I did make adjustments, based on taste. I used 1lb of ground beef and only 2 chipotle peppers with about 1tsp of sauce. The hamburgers came out really flavorful with a bit of spice. Will definitely make again. thanks!  -  03 Aug 2009  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I like the meatballs toasted with provolone on a sub roll.  -  12 Feb 2011  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)