Creamy Chipotle Albondigas

Creamy Chipotle Albondigas
  • 50M Total Time

  • 15M Prep Time

  • 22 Ingredients

  • 6 Servings

Recipe created in partnership with @freddsters

Ingredients and Directions


  1. To a large mixing bowl, add the ground beef, chipotle peppers, onion, cilantro, spices, uncooked rice, garlic and 2 large eggs. Mix until well combined.

  2. Form the meatballs by rolling portions of the meat mixture. Pro tip: use a ¼ or ½ measuring cup to make sure the meatballs are the same size.

  3. Place the rolled meatballs onto a baking sheet and refrigerate for 30 minutes or freeze for 15 minutes until firm. This will help the meatballs keep their shape while cooking.

  4. Preheat a large, deep pot to medium heat and add oil. Begin to sear the meatballs in batches for about 2 minutes on at least two sides.

  5. Once the meatballs are seared, add them back to the pot, pour in the chipotle sauce, and gently stir around to make sure the meatballs are coated in the sauce. Note: if some meatballs are not fully submerged, you can add more chicken broth.

  6. Let the sauce come to a boil and then reduce to medium-low heat. Let the sauce and meatballs simmer for 15-20 minutes.

  7. After 15-20 minutes, cut into a meatball to make sure they are fully cooked. If not, add another 5 minutes.


  8. Serve the meatballs with cooked rice, more of the creamy sauce and cilantro.



  • 2 lbs ground beef
  • 1/4 cup chipotle peppers in adobo
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 1/4 cup cilantro
  • 1 Tbsp paprika
  • 1 tsp onion salt
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 cup uncooked white rice
  • 2 garlic cloves, grated
  • 2 large eggs
  • Optional cooked white rice for serving
  • Optional cilantro to finish
Creamy Chipotle Sauce



  • 5 roma tomatoes
  • 1 block of cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup chipotle peppers in adobo
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2-3 cups chicken broth
  • 2 Tbsp avocado oil


  1. Add the tomatoes, cream cheese, chipotle peppers, salt, garlic, chicken broth and avocado oil to a blender. Mix until smooth.

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