Meatballs in Poblano Sauce

Meatballs in poblano sauce

Every time I go to my parents’ house we end up eating some delicious food. Either my mom cooks or I cook or we cook together, but we seem to inspire each other in the kitchen. Food can really improve people’s relationships. I really like that!

This past Friday I visited them and my dad, as usual, asked us what we were going to make for lunch (he’s always thinking about food). For some time I had been craving meatballs, but I wanted to try them with pasta and a poblano pepper sauce. I gave my dad the list of ingredients I would need for this creation and with the help of my mom these albondigas became a very tasty lunch.

Meatballs in Poblano Sauce
Recipe type: Main
Serves: 4
  • •4 large poblano peppers
  • •2 lbs ground beef
  • •2 eggs
  • •1 TBSP freshly chopped parsley
  • •1 tsp oregano
  • •1/4 onion, finely chopped
  • •1-2 garlic cloves, minced
  • •1/4 cup oatmeal (more if necessary)
  • •salt and pepper to taste
  • •canola oil
  • •1/2 onion
  • •2 garlic cloves
  • •1/2 cup sour cream
  • •1/2 cup evaporated milk
  • •chicken broth as necessary
  • •1 package of linguine
  • •Parmesan cheese
  1. Roast and clean poblano peppers and set apart.
  2. In a large bowl mix ground beef with eggs, parsley, oregano, chopped onion, minced garlic, oatmeal and salt and pepper. Add more oatmeal if the mixture is too wet.
  3. Form 2-3" meatballs and fry in a ½" of canola oil in a frying pan. When the meatballs start to brown set apart.
  4. Blend poblano peppers, onion, garlic, sour cream and milk at high speed. Pour into a sauce pan over high heat and bring to a boil.
  5. Season to taste and add chicken broth to make the sauce a little thinner. Reduce heat to low add meatballs to the sauce and simmer for 15-20 minutes.
  6. In the meantime cook pasta according to package directions.
  7. Serve meatballs over pasta, grind some parmesan cheese on top and enjoy.



This post is my entry for this week’s PPN. The hostess this week is Rachel of The Crispy Cook. Please visit her blog on Friday for the roundup.

¡Buen provecho!


  • That dish looks so good and I love the light in that lovely shot! You got me drooling and I'm once again ready to eat dinner!!!



  • MMMMMmmmmeatballs in Poblano Sauce! Thanks for sending this over to Presto Pasta Nights this week!

  • how clever is this one? did you make this sauce? love it. love when people step outside the box.

  • That sauce is such a gorgeous color…I can barely take my eyes off it! gotta love parents who double as taste testers!

  • I love using oatmeal in my meatballs, seems healthier that way!! The poblano sauce looks incredibly flavorsome!!

  • Isn't this cool that you are learning from your mom and your mom from you! I love the addition of oatmeal in the meatballs. Is this traditional or something you have adopted while cooking?

  • This looks quite good…pasta and meatballs meet Mexico….I remember cooking with my mom or at least trying to…cherish your moments…

  • OHHHHH! Poblano sauce sounds like an awesome idea!

  • Beautiful as always! Sounds delicious! 🙂

  • Looks delicious Ben!

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