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Spicy Meatballs In Adobo Sauce

Course Dinner, Lunch, Main Dish
Cuisine Paleo, Primal
Servings 2
Calories 803 kcal


  • 1/4 yellow onion (medium, finely diced)
  • 1 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 lb Ground lamb
  • 2 in Chipotle chilies adobo (seeded and finely diced)
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin
  • 1/2 tsp Smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1 tbsp Coconut oil
  • 3-4 Fresh basil leaves (chiffonade)

For the sauce

  • 2 in Chipotle chiliesadobo (seeded and finely diced)
  • 1 cup Tomatoes (canned diced)
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • 1 tbsp Adobo sauce
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin
  • 1/2 tsp Smoked paprika
  • 1/4 tsp Salt


  1. Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat.
  2. Add the diced onion and sauté for 4-5 minutes until soft.
  3. Transfer to a large bowl.
  4. Add the lamb, chilies, garlic, cumin, paprika, and salt.
  5. Stir well to fully combine.
  6. Using your hands, form the mixture into small meatballs and set on a plate.
  7. Melt the coconut oil in the same skillet over medium heat.
  8. Add the meatballs a few at a time and cook for 3-4 minutes per side.
  9. Once all of the meatballs have been browned, add them all into the pan and pour in the ingredients for the sauce.
  10. Cook the meatballs in the sauce for 8-10 minutes, stirring regularly.
  11. Serve warm and garnished with basil.
Nutrition Facts
Spicy Meatballs In Adobo Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 803 Calories from Fat 621
% Daily Value*
Fat 69g106%
Saturated Fat 31g194%
Polyunsaturated Fat 5g
Monounsaturated Fat 28g
Cholesterol 165mg55%
Sodium 875mg38%
Potassium 829mg24%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 39g78%
Vitamin A 100IU2%
Vitamin C 20.6mg25%
Calcium 70mg7%
Iron 6.3mg35%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.