Mexican Meatballs

Mexican Meatballs

Ingredients for Meatballs:

1 pound lean (at least 80%) ground beef
1 egg
½ cup dry bread crumbs
¼ cup milk
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
¼ teaspoon pepper
¼ cup finely diced onion
¼ cup chopped cilantro or Italian parsley
1 teaspoon Mexican oregano
a few dashes hot sauce

Preheat oven to 400°F.  In large bowl, mix all ingredients. Shape mixture into twenty 1 1/2-inch meatballs. Place on a large baking sheet.   Bake uncovered 20 to 25 minutes or until no longer pink in center. Serve with Chipotle Cream Sauce (recipe below).

Chipotle Cream Sauce:

½ cup heavy cream cups
1 sour cream
1 to 2 chipotles in adobo sauce
Salt to taste
1 to 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro (optional)

Add first 3 ingredients to a blender or food processor.  Blend or pulse until just smooth. Pour into a small bowl.  Season with a pinch of salt.  Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.  Stir in cilantro if you like before serving

Note: Great as a dip for my Mexican Meatballs or great drizzled over tacos.

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