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Albondigas (authentic Mexican meatballs) recipe
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
35 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 4
Author: Leticia
  • 1 1/2 lb ground beef (90-95% lean)
  • 1/2 cup crumbled chicharrones (substitute with breadcrumbs)
  • 1 whole egg
  • 1 jar Molli Ground Beef Taco Simmer Sauce from Morelos
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth You can substitute with water
  • 1 tsp Dry Oregano
  1. Mix ground beef, breadcrumbs, egg, oregano, salt and pepper in a bowl. Knead the mixture with your hands until is is all mixed. 

  2. Form meatballs 2 inches in diameter. Reserve.

  3. In a saucepan, pour Molli Morelos cooking sauce and chicken broth; bring to a boil.  Season with salt and pepper, if desired. 

  4. Reduce heat to medium-low. Add meatballs to the saucepan ensuring all are covered by the sauce.  Cover with a lid and simmer for 10 minutes.

  5. Season with salt and pepper. Simmer, uncovered, for another 10 min.

  6. Serve with rice and beans.