Award-Winning, Cheese-Stuffed Meatballs in Chipotle Sauce

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Hello, everyone!! As promised, my latest food-related instructable has nothing to do with fish, tacos, parks or the same pot. It is however, heavily doused in alcohol, so I'm sure you'll enjoy it

I created these meatballs 10 years ago, while still in med school, as a way to stretch my budget and eat at least 3 days from the same pot. Turns out, these were so amazingly good all my friends would stop by and pig out every time I'd make them. It's still a great way to make at least 6 people eat for less than 10 bucks, so they'll come in handy in these times of crisis

I'm a great cook, but a lousy photographer. You'll just have to believe all the crap I type
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Step 1: The Ingredients

Feeds at least 6 people:

500g of thin chipotle sauce (Available in most mexican supermarkets, recipe at the end)
500g of thin tomato sauce (Called "caldillo" in Mexico)

1.5 lbs of ground beef. Use whatever you like, but I recommend sirloin, otherwise the excess fat from the meat will melt and your meatballs will crumble
200g of manchego cheese, cut into 1cm cubes
1 medium white potato, finely grated with the skin on
Greens from a whole bunch of scallions, finely chopped
2 cloves of garlic
2 large eggs
Bread crumbs
Salt and Pepper

Step 2: Start your Engine!

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First of all, make sure you have some beer to start. At least 4 cans or a 1.2 litter bottle will do

Step 3: Next, start heating the sauce

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Pour the tomato and chipotle sauces into a deep pot and simmer over a very low flame

Step 4: Now grate the potato...

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...and squeeze out as much moisture as you can, either with your hands or wrapping it in some cheesecloth or a clean kitchen towel.

Step 5: Add the meat

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Just make sure it's completely thawed, otherwise your hands will cramp like crazy

Step 6: Now chop the scallions and garlic and add to the meat

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A very easy way to chop garlic is placing the flat side of a chef's knife over the cloves and just venting out all your frustrations over it. Just be careful you don't splatter crushed garlic all over your kitchen
tolyan20122 years ago
It's very good
Cheese-stuffed meatballs. I can feel my arteries clog allready ;D Looks omnomnomable!
lemonie5 years ago
Mmm, tasty. I should have to try this at some point! L
iago_xy5 years ago
wake up and smell the chipotle!! damn bro, I'm hungry.... how long would it take for a package to arrive all the way here?? I mean, you could send me a couple of those meatballs, some indio beer and in return I could be eternally grateful... by the way... you have to show some origami...
Bongmaster5 years ago
looks nom :3