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Pork and Mushroom Albondigas

04-02-2016

Enjoy these delicious meatballs, made from pork and mushrooms, featuring Latin flavors and chipotle tomato sauce. If you want to learn more about the health benefits of adding mushrooms to your diet, click here.

What’s included?
1 Tbsp. Canola Oil 1 Tbsp. Canola Oil
1/2 Cup Minced Onions 1 1/2 lb Mushrooms, Quartered
1/2 each Poblano Peppers 1 Cup Diced Onions
1 Tbsp. Mexican Seasoning, Salt Free 1/2 Cup Poblano Peppers, Fresh
1/2 tsp. Chipotle Powder 1 lb Ground Pork, 80/20. Raw, Frozen
1 Cup Chicken Broth 2 Tbsp. Mexican Seasoning, Salt Free
3 Cups Crushed Tomatoes, No Added Salt 1 tsp. Kosher Salt
2 tsp. Lemon Pepper Seasoning, Salt Free 1 oz. Green Onions, Thin Sliced
1 tsp. Sugar, granulated 1 1/2 Cup Panko Breadcrumbs
1/4 Cup Red Wine Vinegar 2 each Fresh Egg, Beaten
1 Tbsp. Chopped Cilantro
Yield: 10 Servings Portion Size: 3 Meatballs

How to make this dish:

Heat oil in a pot. Saute onion and diced poblano peppers until onion begins to caramelize. Add seasoning and stir until fragrant. Stir in chicken stock and crushed tomatoes. Use a hand blender to blend mixture until smooth. Stir in lemon-pepper, sugar, vinegar and cilantro. Refrigerate or warm on low heat until needed.

Preheat a convection oven to 350°F. Heat oil in sauté pan and cook mushrooms until browned, approximately 6-8 minutes. Remove mushrooms from pan. Add onions and diced poblanos and cook until lightly caramelized, approximately 6-8 minutes. Combine mushrooms, onions and roasted peppers in a food processor and pulse until mixture is finely minced. Allow mixture to completely cool in refrigerator. Combine cooled vegetable mixture with pork, seasoning, salt, panko crumbs and eggs. Mix well to evenly combine. Scoop out 1 oz meat balls (golf ball size) and round by hand. Place meatballs on a pan lined with parchment paper. Bake meatballs for 15 minutes or until an internal temperature of 155°F is reached. Remove from oven and combine with Chipotle Tomato Sauce. Serve with reserved sauce.

Nutritional Information:

200 Calories
15 grams of Protein
14 grams of Carbohydrates
11 grams of Total Fat
413 mg of Sodium
3 grams of Dietary Fiber
3 grams of Saturated Fat

Once you try the recipe, let us know what you think in the comments!

Categories: Healthy Diet