Smokey Chipotle Meatball Sensation


Get ready for a flavor explosion with our Smokey Chipotle Meatball Sensation. These meatballs are infused with the rich, smoky taste of chipotle peppers, combined with a blend of savory spices and herbs. They're juicy, tender, and packed with a punch that's sure to delight any meatball aficionado. Perfect as an appetizer or main dish, these meatballs can be the star of your next dinner party or a cozy family meal.

Smokey Chipotle Meatball Sensation

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Preparation Time: 20 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes

Servings and Serving Size

  • Servings: 6
  • Serving Size: 4-5 meatballs per person

Nutritional Profile (per serving)

  • Calories: 320 kcal
  • Protein: 20g
  • Carbohydrates: 12g
  • Fat: 20g
  • Sodium: 480mg


  • 500 grams (17.6 ounces) ground beef
  • 100 grams (3.5 ounces) breadcrumbs
  • 1 large egg
  • 50 grams (1.76 ounces) chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, finely chopped
  • 30 grams (1 ounce) onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 10 grams (0.35 ounces) smoked paprika
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Olive oil for cooking

Method of Preparation

  1. In a large bowl, mix together ground beef, breadcrumbs, egg, chipotle peppers, onion, garlic, smoked paprika, salt, and pepper.
  2. Shape the mixture into 4-5 cm (1.5-2 inch) meatballs.
  3. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat.
  4. Cook meatballs in batches, turning regularly, until browned and cooked through.
  5. Serve hot, garnished with fresh herbs or a drizzle of chipotle sauce.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Soak breadcrumbs in milk for 10 minutes before mixing for tender meatballs.
  • Don’t overmix the meat to keep the meatballs tender and juicy.
  • For a healthier version, bake the meatballs in the oven at 180°C (350°F) for 20-25 minutes.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I use turkey or chicken instead of beef?

Yes, ground turkey or chicken can be a great alternative.

What can I serve with these meatballs?

They pair well with rice, pasta, or a simple salad.

How do I store and reheat leftovers?

Store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days and reheat in a microwave or oven.