Zing up your usual pasta and meatballs with this Latin twist on an Italian staple.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
40 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a baking sheet.

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  • Mix the ground beef, chipotle peppers with the adobo sauce, green onions, bread crumbs, garlic powder, salt, and pepper together in a bowl until evenly mixed. Roll the mixture into balls the size of cherry tomatoes. Arrange on the prepared baking sheet.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until cooked through, about 30 minutes.

  • While the meatballs bake, bring a large pot of lightly-salted water to a boil. Add the spaghetti and return to a boil. Cook until tender but still firm to the bite, about 12 minutes. Drain.

  • Pour the spaghetti sauce in a large saucepan over medium heat; cook until hot, 5 to 7 minutes. Add the cooked meatballs and stir to coat. Ladle over the drained spaghetti and top with the grated Parmesan cheese to serve.

Nutrition Facts

662 calories; protein 38.4g 77% DV; carbohydrates 71.8g 23% DV; fat 23.2g 36% DV; cholesterol 99mg 33% DV; sodium 1199.3mg 48% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
08/04/2009
These meatballs are great! Just what I was hoping for. I did make adjustments based on taste. I used 1lb of ground beef and only 2 chipotle peppers with about 1tsp of sauce. The hamburgers came out really flavorful with a bit of spice. Will definitely make again. thanks! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
11/17/2010
Holy Hot! The meatballs were too hot for my husband and I to take (and we like hot food!) and we could not serve it to our young daughters because of that. This recipe has some potential but it was just far too hot for us. Read More
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13 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 2 stars
11/16/2010
Holy Hot! The meatballs were too hot for my husband and I to take (and we like hot food!) and we could not serve it to our young daughters because of that. This recipe has some potential but it was just far too hot for us. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/04/2009
These meatballs are great! Just what I was hoping for. I did make adjustments based on taste. I used 1lb of ground beef and only 2 chipotle peppers with about 1tsp of sauce. The hamburgers came out really flavorful with a bit of spice. Will definitely make again. thanks! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/15/2010
Basic meatballs with an extra punch of flavor very good & spicy smoky flavor. I cut this recipe in half for the ground beef and with about three chipotle peppers which made approx. 20 meatballs. Spiced up some plain pasta sauce with about a teaspoon of the chipotle pepper seeds fresh garlic and italian spices. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/15/2011
I like the meatballs toasted with provolone on a sub roll. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/01/2010
excellent!! my boy friend thought it was a little too spicy but i thought it was just perfect! i used almost double the sauce tho. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/30/2010
We helped my stepson make this last night and it was very good! Would definitely make this again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/26/2012
This is by far the best meatballs I've had. I did however make some adjustments, I added dried parsley and minced garlic (instead of onion). I will definitely be making these meatballs again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/03/2014
This is great! I use spaghetti squash in place of the pasta as well as ground turkey instead of ground beef to simply lower the calories and fat. I love adding the chipotle peppers to the meatballs! YUM!! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/19/2015
I can't smell or taste much if anything due to a heavy cold so I was going to let my family rate this. My son thought it was much too spicy (and I reduced the Chipolte by half) and my daughter thought it was good but not great. All I got was the smokiness so I assume it may have been too spicy. Read More
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