3large tomatoesboiled or roasted and peeled or 1 can (14. 5 oz.) tomatoes
1small white onionquartered
1cup fat free chicken broth
2lbs2 lbs ground beef or ground turkey
1/2cupchipotle pepper sauce
1cupdried bread crumbs(soaked in ¼ cup milk)
2eggsor ½ cup egg substitute
In a blender, place tomatoes, white onion, garlic and green hot sauce; blend for 30 seconds or until smooth.
Pour tomato mixture and broth into large sauce pan and bring to a boil; lower heat and simmer for 8 to 10 minutes.
While sauce simmers, in a large bowl, mix ground beef, chipotle sauce, green onions, bread crumbs, eggs and cilantro.
Shape about 2 to 3 tablespoons of beef mixture into a ball. Drop formed meatballs into simmering sauce, cover, and continue to simmer, stirring occasionally for 30 to 35 minutes. Sprinkle with cilantro. Serve over hot rice.
Try this tasty recipe for Chipotle Meatballs in Spicy Sauce with Rice, which is not only packed with grains but is also under 500 calories.