Meatballs in chipotle chile sauce

5
5
5
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
2 hr 45 min
Prep
15 min
Cook
2 hr 30 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Easy
Grated zucchini adds moisture to these flavorful, Mexican-inspired turkey meatballs that cook in a chipotle-tomato sauce. Use the large holes of a box grater for the zucchini, and it's ready in a flash.

Ingredients

egg(s)

1 large

chili powder

1½ tsp, hot Mexican-style

ground cumin

1 tsp

table salt

1 tsp

uncooked 93% lean ground turkey

1 pound(s), skinless (7% fat or less)

uncooked zucchini

1 small, coarsely grated

dried plain breadcrumbs

3 Tbsp

canned crushed tomatoes

29 oz, 2 (14 1/2-ounce cans), fire-roasted variety

canned chicken broth

½ cup(s)

uncooked red onion(s)

¼ cup(s), chopped, finely chopped

garlic clove(s)

3 medium clove(s), minced

canned chipotle peppers in adobo sauce

2 item(s), finely chopped

dried oregano

1 tsp

Instructions

  1. Whisk together egg, chili powder, cumin, and salt in large bowl. Add turkey, zucchini, and bread crumbs; mix until blended well but not overmixed. With damp hands, shape into 12 meatballs. Set aside.
  2. Combine tomatoes and broth in 5- or 6-quart slow cooker. Stir in onion, garlic, chipotles en adobo, and oregano; add meatballs. Cover and cook until meatballs are tender, 2 1/2–3 hours on High or 5–6 hours on Low. Divide meatballs and sauce evenly among 4 plates or large shallow bowls.
  3. Per serving: 3 meatballs and 1 cup sauce

Notes

Serve the meatballs and sauce over steamed zucchini “noodles” to grab all the tasty sauce for 0 SmartPoints.

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