Editor’s Note: Here’s a great recipe for the upcoming Super Bowl Madness…Meatballs with a spicy kick and even a splash of Tequila! This recipe makes two dozen but if you make them into mini-meatballs…they are perfect for game-time munchies.
“The vibrant flavors of México pop in these balls that get a kick from a splash of tequila, the smoky heat of ancho and guajillo chiles, along with a fragrant touch of cinnamon and cumin, reminiscent of carnitas (the traditional Mexican spiced, braised pork.) Serve these with salsa roja. To serve alongside margaritas, try them as mini balls.”
MEATBALLS Makes: 2 dozen 1½-inch meatballsIngredients: 2 TBSP olive oil 1 dried ancho chile, stemmed, seeded, and minced 1 dried guajillo chile, stemmed, seeded, and minced ¼ cup tequila Juice from 1 lime 2 pounds ground pork 1 ½ cups cooked long-grain white rice 2 large eggs ó cup bread crumbs 3 soft corn tortillas, minced 1 small onion, finely diced ½ bunch fresh cilantro, chopped (including stems) 2 TBSP tomato paste 1 garlic clove, minced 1 TSP crushed red pepper flakes 1 TSP salt ½ TSP ground cumin Pinch of ground cinnamon