Southwestern Meatballs with Corn

Ingredients

  • 1 (8oz) can of yellow corn, drained
  • 3/4 lb of ground beef
  • 3/4 lb ground pork
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tbs fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped scallions, white and green parts
  • 3/4 cups fresh breadcrumbs (Made by adding fresh bread to a food processor)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • Sauce:
  • 2 (6 oz) cans of tomato paste
  • 1 and 1/2 cups chicken or beef stock
  • 1 tbs chili powder
  • 2┬áchipotle┬áchilies in adobo sauce
  • 1 small onion, minced
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbs cider vinegar
Directions:
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Cover a baking sheet with foil and spray with cooking spray.
  • In a large bowl, combine ingredients for meatballs.
  • Form 40 golf ball sized meatballs and place on baking sheet.
  • Bake for about 20 minutes or until the meatballs are firm and cooked through.
  • Combine the ingredients for the sauce in a saucepan and bring to a simmer for about 15 minutes.
  • Serve as a dipping sauce for the meatballs.

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