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Credit: Christopher Baker

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25 mins
40 mins
Serves 4


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  • Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and 3 cloves of garlic and cook, stirring occasionally, until beginning to brown, 5 to 7 minutes.

  • Add the tomatoes (with their juices) and chipotles; using a potato masher, break up the tomatoes. Simmer, partially covered, until the sauce has thickened, 15 to 20 minutes. (If the sauce becomes too thick, add up to ½ cup water).

  • Meanwhile, cook the rice according to the package directions.

  • .While the rice is cooking, combine the beef, cilantro, bread crumbs, egg, cumin, the remaining 3 cloves of garlic, 1 ½ teaspoons salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper in a medium bowl. Shape the mixture into 16 meatballs (about 2 heaping tablespoons each).

  • Heat broiler. Place the meatballs on a foil-lined broilerproof baking sheet and broil, turning once, until cooked through, 8 to 12 minutes.

  • Add the meatballs to the sauce. Serve over the rice and sprinkle with additional cilantro.

Nutrition Facts

633 calories; fat 25g; saturated fat 8g; cholesterol 153mg; sodium 1320mg; protein 39g; carbohydrates 57g; sugars 8g; fiber 3g; iron 8mg; calcium 83mg.