Meatballs In Chipotle Sauce

Recipe By : Frida's Fiestas by Guadalupe Rivera

Meatballs

1 pound ground pork
1 pound ground beef
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
2 cloves garlic -- chopped
3 eggs
1/4 cup bread crumbs
salt and pepper -- to taste

Chipotle Sauce

6 chipotle chiles -- pickled or en adobo
6 medium tomatoes -- roasted & peeled
1 cup chicken broth
2 cloves garlic
3 cumin seeds
1 tablespoon dried oregano
2 tablespoons lard
salt and pepper -- to taste

Combine the pork, beef, ground cumin, garlic, eggs, bread crumbs, and salt and pepper to taste. Mix well. shape the mixture into medium-size meatballs. Cook the meatballs in the Chipotle Sauce for about 25 minutes.

To make the Chipotle Sauce, puree the chiles, tomatoes, broth, garlic, cumin seeds, and oregano. Strain. Saute' the puree in light lard and season with salt and pepper to taste. Bring sauce to a boil.

From: Frida's Fiestas, Recipes and Reminiscences of Life with Frida Kahlo by Guadalupe Rivera and Marie-Pierre Colle. ISBN 0-517-59235-5

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