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!


  • Love this one! First, I like that you healthied-it-up with oatmeal as the binder in the meatballs and I'm thinking that poblano pesto must have been delicious.

  • Oh wow. Well, that's just about one of the most amazing meatball dishes I've ever seen.

  • Awesome!! I love doing meatballs and with this sauce I am sure it would be a hit at home. I have all the ingredients except the poblano peppers, I'll have to settle for canned ones. Thanks for this delicious recipe.

    Un saludo

  • I am always impress with your pictures. This meal is really different from the meatballs that I usually make. Looks delicious.

  • Now here's something to definitely try. Yum!

  • What a great dish. Somehow, there's nothing like spaghetti & meatballs to turn a dreary day upside down… especially with your amazing poblano sauce. Thanks for sharing with Presto Pasta Nights.

  • Good one Ben, creative as always. I love the color and heat of that poblano suce.

  • I adore poblano and the idea to smother meatballs in a poblano sauce sounds excellent to me! I also love the idea of preparing the sauce and freezing it.

  • love ground beef, and this is such a refined recipe. and pretty!

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