For the meatballs:
- Make the meatballs: Combine meatball ingredients in a mixing bowl. Mix well. Shape into balls about 1 to 1.5 inches in diameter, resulting in about 30 meatballs. Place them on a tray and refrigerate to harden them a bit (so they keep their shape) while you work on the sauce in the next step.
- Make the sauce: Heat up olive oil in a pan over medium heat. Add garlic, chipotle, and basil, and let them sauté until the garlic starts browning, about a minute. Then add the tomatoes (including the liquid in the can) and salt. Mix well. Let it simmer for 5 minutes over low-medium heat. Lastly, add mayo and stir well.
- Simmer the meatballs: Carefully add meatballs to the pan, one at a time. Make sure that each meatball is completely coated with sauce. Cover with a lid and simmer until cooked through, about 30 minutes. Cut one meatball open to verify that they have finished cooking.
|Nutrition Facts Per Serving|
|Total Fat 19g||29%|
|Saturated Fat 5g||27%|
|Trans Fat 0g|
|Total Carb 20.5g||7%|
|Dietary Fiber 8g||31%|
NOTES & TIPS
Pair these meatballs with noodles or roasted garlic bread to help sop up the extra sauce.