Recipe By MitchJGray
Published Jun 8th
Prep 20m Cook 40m Additional - Ready In 1h
Servings 6 servings Calories 662.1

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

Recipe Ingredients

  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 (7 ounce) can minced chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, or to taste
  • 1 bunch green onions, minced
  • ¼ cup bread crumbs
  • 1 ½ teaspoons garlic powder, or to taste
  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt, or to taste
  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground black pepper, or to taste
  • 1 (16 ounce) package spaghetti
  • 1 (15 ounce) can spaghetti sauce
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a baking sheet.
  2. 2 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.
  3. 3 Bake in the preheated oven until cooked through, about 30 minutes.
  4. 4 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.
  5. 5 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

  • Calories 662.1
  • Carbohydrate 71.8 g
  • Cholesterol 99 mg
  • Fat 23.2 g
  • Fiber 7.5 g
  • Protein 38.4 g
  • Saturated Fat 8.5 g
  • Sodium 1199.3 mg
  • Sugar 7.6 g


  1. 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 - Read more ...
  2. 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!!
  3. 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.
  4. I like the meatballs toasted with provolone on a sub roll.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. We helped my stepson make this last night and it was very good! Would definitely make this again!
  8. 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.
  9. 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!

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