Albondigas (Holiday Meatballs)

Recipe courtesy of Aaron Sanchez

Albondigas (Holiday Meatballs)

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    2 pounds lean ground beef 1 1/2 quarts chicken stock
    1 egg 1 bunch scallions, finely chopped
    1/2 cup masa harina mixed with 1/4 cup water 1 Anahiem chile (roasted, peeled, seeded and chopped)
    1 teaspoon salt 1 cup chopped ripe tomatoes
    1/2 teaspoon pepper 1/4 cup tomato sauce
    2 tablespoons red wine vinegar 4 garlic cloves minced
    2 tablespoons lard 1/4 cup chopped mint
    2 tablespoon flour 1/4 cup chopped cilantro


    Prep: 15 min Total: 60 min
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    • 1

      Mix meat, egg, masa harina, salt, pepper, and vinegar in a bowl. Knead the ingredients and then make meatballs, about the size of a ping pong balls. Set aside.

    • 2

      In a large wide pot or Dutch oven, melt lard and add the flour and brown lightly to make a roux. Then add the chicken stock, green onions, chile, chopped tomatoes, tomato sauce, and garlic. Bring to a boil, then simmer for 15 minutes.

    • 3

      While the broth is simmering, drop each meatball into the broth and cook 30 minutes.

    • 4

      Serve with mint and cilantro.

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