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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.
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

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

Main Dish

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 3074 Calories from Fat 2180

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 243 g374.2%

Saturated Fat 76.2 g380.8%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 766.1 mg255.4%

Sodium 7671 mg319.6%

Total Carbohydrates 67 g22.2%

Dietary Fiber 8.1 g32.4%

Sugars 23.7 g

Protein 163 g326.7%

Vitamin A 94.2% Vitamin C 101.1%

Calcium 40.2% Iron 87.3%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Mexican Meatballs Recipe