RITZ Chipotle Meatballs

51  Ratings
  • 30 min prep
  • 50 min total
  • Makes 16 servings, 3 meatballs and 1 Tbsp. sauce each

RITZ Chipotle Meatballs Recipe


  • 50 RITZ Bacon Flavored Crackers, finely crushed, divided
  • 2 Tbsp. finely chopped canned chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, plus 3 Tbsp. adobo sauce, divided
  • 1 lb. meatloaf mix (1/3 each: ground pork, beef and veal)
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 cup mayonnaise


  • Heat  oven to 400°F.
  • Reserve  1/2 cup cracker crumbs, half the peppers and 1 Tbsp. adobe sauce for later use. Mix remaining cracker crumbs, peppers and adobe sauce with meatloaf mix, cheese, eggs, parsley and garlic just until blended.
  • Shape  into 48 meatballs, using about 1 Tbsp, meat mixture for each meatball. Roll, 1 at a time, in reserved cracker crumbs until evenly coated. Place on foil-covered rimmed baking sheet sprayed with cooking spray.
  • Bake  20 min. or until done (160°F). Meanwhile, mix mayonnaise with reserved peppers and adobo sauce until blended.
  • Serve  meatballs with mayonnaise mixture.

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Make AheadPrepare meat mixture and sauce as directed. Shape meat mixture into balls, then roll in reserved cracker crumbs as directed. Refrigerate in separate container from sauce up to 24 hours. When ready to serve, place meatballs on prepared baking sheet and bake as directed, increasing the baking time if necessary until meatballs are done. Serve with the sauce.


Nutrition Information

Makes 16 servings, 3 meatballs and 1 Tbsp. sauce each

Nutrition per serving:

    • Calories 250 
    • Total fat 20 g
    • Saturated fat 5 g
    • Cholesterol 50 mg
    • Sodium 240 mg
    • Carbohydrate 8 g
    • Dietary fiber <1 g
    • Total sugars 1 g
    •     Includes added sugars 0 g
    • Protein 8 g
    • Vitamin A 4 %DV
    • Vitamin C 0 %DV
    • Vitamin D 0 %DV
    • Calcium 6 %DV
    • Iron 6 %DV
    • Potassium 2 %DV
    • n/a indicates that data is not available

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