Meatballs in Chipotle Sauce

Meatballs in Chipotle Sauce

In Mexico, the traditional way to cook meatballs in general, is by preparing ground meat with egg and bread, similar to a mix for meatloaf, and then dropping the raw meatballs directly in caldillo, a brothy tomato-based sauce.  From there, they may be finished as a soup with vegetables or, as in this case, with the iconic chipotle peppers, in a thickened caldillo ... click on title for more

Baja California Style Meatloaf

Baja California Style Meatloaf

I wanted to use some of my garden basil, and while looking for recipes of Mexican dishes with basil on the ingredient list, it was not surprising to find one from the state of Baja California, where basil is grown, thriving along with crops of olives and grapes. This is a very tasty recipe for meatloaf, which I moulded in the shape of a ring; topped with sautéed onions and herbs, it looks elaborate, but it is very easy to prepare … click on title for more