Smoky Negra Modeloand Chipotle

Add some zip to meatballs with the smoky modelo negra and chipotle meatballs, perfect as a side or enjoying on their own.

  • Serves
    8 PEOPLE
  • prep
    20 MIN
    240 MIN
  • Skill

Ingredients List

  • 2 pounds ground beef, pork, or mixture of both
  • 1 cup panko-style breadcrumbs
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Mexican oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 jar of chipotle salsa
  • 1 bottle of Modelo Negra®
  • 1 20 oz. can of tomato puree
  • 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar


  1. Mix the ground beef, breadcrumbs, eggs, cilantro, mint, salt, oregano and black pepper together in a large bowl until well incorporated. Form meat mixture into balls, about 1 ½” - 2".
  2. Bake the meatballs at 400 on 2 foil lined baking sheets until nice and brown and fully cooked, about 10-15 minutes.
  3. Combine the salsa, beer, tomato puree, dark brown sugar and 1 teaspoon salt in a slow cooker and turn on low. Add in all the meatballs. Once hot, the meatballs are ready to serve and can be held in the slow cooker on low for 3-4 hours. Serve with your favorite rice.