Albóndigas with rice and chipotle sauce

Cuisine: Mexican
Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: 35 Minutes
Servings: 20 medium albondigas

Everyone has a meatball recipe. This is our favorite. Enjoy this delicious dish and the Real Magic of the holiday season with friends, family, and refreshing Coca-Cola.

Meatballs are in practically every grandmother's recipe book. What makes the flavor of our meatballs so distinctive is the chopped cilantro mixed with the meat and the spiced sauce.

Feel free to add a garnish of chiles if you want a little more spice. You can also make a big batch of these meatballs and freeze them for an easy weeknight meal.


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  1. Heat oil in a large, heavy pot over medium-high heat. Add ½ cup onions, 2 garlic cloves and sauté for 3 minutes. Add tomato and beef broths and chipotle. Bring to a boil. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, combine ground beef, cornmeal, whole milk, egg, salt, pepper, cumin, rice, the remaining onions, garlic cloves and cilantro in a medium bowl.
  3. Mix well. Shape the meat into golf-ball sized balls. Add to the boiling broth and bring to a boil, stirring occasionally.
  4. Reduce heat, cover and simmer until the meatballs are tender, stirring occasionally, about 20 minutes.
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