Albondigas with Chipotle Peppers

​​Source: Paris.Mexico

Albondigas is a classic dish from Mexico that is prepared a variety of different ways. 

Every region and family has their own interpretation for this dish, but the reality is that—no matter how it’s prepared—every Mexican adores this homemade recipe. 

Here is my own recipe for albondigas which are juicy, a little bit spicy, and full of flavor.

Albondigas with Chipotle Peppers

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour

Servings: 2-3

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Salsa Ingredients

  • 1 can of whole peeled tomatoes or 5 fresh tomatoes
  • 1 or 2 chipotle peppers marinated to taste
  • ¼ white onion
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 3 bay leaves
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

Albondigas Ingredients

  • 1.1 pounds of ground beef

  • 1 raw egg

  • ¼ white onion finely diced

  • 2 cloves garlic finely diced

  • 1 sprig of coriander chopped

  • 4 tablespoons of breadcrumbs

Preparing the albondigas

  1. Mix all of the ingredients until they are combined well.
  2. Begin creating the meatballs and set aside.
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Preparing the salsa

  1. Place all of the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Strain the sauce.
  3. Fry the sauce using 1 tablespoon of oil.
  4. Add the bay leaves once the sauce starts to boil.
  5. Cook for 8 minutes.
  6. Add meatballs and cook for 30 minutes over medium heat.

Serving the albondigas

  1. Serve the albóndigas with rice and fresh tortillas.

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About the Author

Carlos Moreno

Mexican cook, originally from Tabasco, and living in Paris, France for the last 15 years. Studied International Business at La Universidad de las Américas in Puebla and worked for 10 years in marketing. Today, he’s focused on building a career in cooking. His favorite dishes to prepare are tamales and cochinita.

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