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Mexican Meatballs

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Spicy mexican meatballs are prepared with rgound beef, pork and ham. Spicy and meaty with a whole lot of bite to it, you can serve these metballs with spaghetti or noodles for a hearty dinner for any ocassion.
Ingredients
For sauce
  Chopped onion 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm), minced
  Oil/Lard 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Tomato sauce 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Beef broth/2 cups water plus 2 beef bouillon cubes 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Oregano 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Cumin 1⁄2 Teaspoon (Comino)
  Ground beef 1 Pound
  Ground pork 1⁄2 Pound
  Ground cooked ham 1⁄4 Pound
  Dry bread slice 2
  Milk 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Egg 1
  Salt 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Canned chipotle chilies 2 , chopped
Directions

For sauce, cook onion and garlic in hot oil in a large skillet until onion is soft.
Add remaining sauce ingredients and heat to boiling, stirring constantly.
Reduce heat and let simmer while preparing meatballs.
For meatballs, combine beef, pork, ham, and onion.
Tear bread into chunks and soak in milk.
Beat egg slightly and add salt, pepper, and chopped chilies.
Add egg mixture and bread-milk mixture to meat; mix well.
Form into balls about 1 1/2 inches in diameter.
If desired, press a chunk of hard cooked egg into center of each meatball.
Put meatballs into simmering sauce; cover and simmer 1 hour.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
Mexican
Course: 
Main Dish
Ingredient: 
Beef
Interest: 
Party

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