White platter with mexican flavored meatballs in a red chipotle sauce garnished with cilantro
5 from 5 votes

Crockpot Mexican Meatballs in Chipotle Sauce

This Mexican Meatballs in Chipotle Sauce recipe is easy and makes some delicious meatballs. The sauce adds a nice subtle kick without overwhelming heat.
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 3 hrs
Total Time 3 hrs 30 mins
Servings 24
Author Hostess At Heart


  • 2 lbs ground meat I used a combination of beef and pork
  • 1 cup plain bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup milk almond, skim, whatever you prefer
  • 2 eggs slightly beaten
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 28 oz fire-roasted tomatoes diced or crushed
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth low sodium/fat free chicken broth
  • 3 garlic cloves chopped finely
  • 1 tsp dried Mexican oregano
  • 3 chipotles in adobo chopped (more for additional heat)
  • Cilantro chopped for garnish


  • Preheat the oven to 400◦F.  Line two baking sheets with foil and spray them with non-stick cooking spray.
  • In a large bowl, combine ground meat, bread crumbs, Milk, eggs, chili powder, garlic powder and 1/2 teaspoon of the salt and cumin. Roll into 1 tablespoon sized balls.
  • Bake for 20 minutes or until meatballs registers 165°F on an instant-read thermometer.
  • Spray a crockpot with non-stick cooking spray. Stir in tomatoes, chipotle peppers, broth, garlic, oregano and remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt and cumin. Add meatballs and cook on high for 3 hours. Stir in chopped cilantro prior to serving.


Adapted from Family Circle May 2015.


Calories: 131kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 258mg | Potassium: 132mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 315IU | Vitamin C: 1.1mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 1.4mg
This recipe was calculated using the exact brands and measurements I used to make this recipe. If you are following a strict diet please note changing anything will cause the nutritional info to change. My calculations are intended as a guide only.
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