Today I'm making chorizo spiced meatballs. They are actually made out of regular hamburger instead of traditional chorizo sausage. If you have a well stock spice cabinet, then you probably have all you need to make your own chorizo. Usually it is made out of ground pork, but I think that either beef or pork works here.
Chorizo Spiced MeatballsMakes about 4 servings (or 2 if you're really hungry)
Ingredients1 pound ground beef or pork
2 tablespoons ancho chile powder
1 tablespoon cumin
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon coriander
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon thyme
1/2 teaspoon oregano
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 bay leaves, crushed finely
ProcessPreheat the oven to 350 degrees. Mix together all the spices, then add the spice mixture to the meat and egg in a medium bowl. Combine evenly and roll into 1 inch balls. Place on a foil-lined baking sheet and cook for about 25 minutes.
These meatballs taste great alone, but also would pair well with fried eggs, on a taco salad, in a tomato sauce on zoodles, or dipped in homemade ranch along side some crudites.
I'm also planning on using this spice mixture in a marinade for chicken. Mmmm!
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