Smoky Chipotle Meatballs Recipe

Smoky chipotle meatballs

  • serves 4
  • Easy

The smokey, spicy flavour of these meatballs pair well with avocado, warm orzo and soured cream, and also make a great tortilla filling


Try these spicy chipotle meatballs, then check out more meatball recipes, such as our baked Italian meatballs and vegetarian meatballs.

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  • beef mince 500g
  • red onion 1 large, grated
  • coriander a small bunch, chopped
  • chipotle paste 2 tbsp
  • garlic 1 clove, crushed
  • chopped tomatoes 2 × 400g tins
  • chicken stock 200ml
  • soured cream 4 tbsp
  • avocado 1, sliced to serve
  • orzo  cooked to serve


  • Step 1

    Put the mince, half of both the onion and coriander and 1 tbsp of the chipotle paste in a bowl. Mix together thoroughly and form into 20 small meatballs.

  • Step 2

    Heat a little olive oil in a pan, add the meatballs and fry until browned all over then scoop out. Add the rest of the grated onion and garlic to the same pan and cook until softened.

    Add the rest of the chipotle paste and cook for a minute then tip in the tomatoes and chicken stock.

    Simmer for 10-15 minutes until the sauce has thickened before adding back the meatballs and cooking for another 10 minutes.

  • Step 3

    Serve on orzo with soured cream, some avocado and scattered with the extra coriander.

Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 385
  • Fat 24.4g
  • Carbs 11.8g
  • Fibre 3.3g
  • Protein 29.7g
  • Salt 0.8g