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Chipotle Paleo Meatballs

These smoky ground beef meatballs are very simple to make and bursting with tanginess, thanks to chipotle chilies that add depth of flavor. Many of the ingredients are mixed into the meatballs as well as being featured in the sauce. Serve alongside some green vegetables, topped with avocado or cilantro. Recipe from Paleo Grubs
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Dinners + Mains
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 8
Calories 231 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 large onion diced
  • 2 tbsp olive oil extra-virgin, divided
  • 2 lb ground beef
  • 2 chipotle chilies seeded and finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp sweet paprika
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground coriander
  • 1/2 tbsp ghee

For the Sauce

  • 3 chipotle chilies seeded and finely diced
  • 14.5 oz diced tomatoes canned
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp sweet paprika
  • 1/2 tsp ground coriander
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Instructions
 

  • Heat one tablespoon of olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Sauté the onion for 4-5 minutes until soft. Place half of the onion in a large bowl and set aside the rest. In the large bowl with the onion, add the ground beef, chilies, garlic, cumin, paprika, salt, coriander, and remaining tablespoon of olive oil. Stir well to combine. Use your hands to form the meat mixture into small balls.
  • Melt the ghee in the skillet over medium heat. Add the meatballs and cook for 2-3 minutes per side to brown. Once browned, add the remaining cooked onion and ingredients for the sauce. Cook for 10 minutes, stirring frequently. Adjust salt to taste. Serve hot.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Chipotle Paleo Meatballs
Amount per Serving
Calories
231
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
11
g
17
%
Saturated Fat
 
4
g
25
%
Cholesterol
 
73
mg
24
%
Sodium
 
449
mg
20
%
Potassium
 
541
mg
15
%
Carbohydrates
 
8
g
3
%
Fiber
 
2
g
8
%
Sugar
 
4
g
4
%
Protein
 
26
g
52
%
Vitamin A
 
306
IU
6
%
Vitamin C
 
7
mg
8
%
Calcium
 
37
mg
4
%
Iron
 
4
mg
22
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keyword Dinners + Mains, Mexican
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