It’s 5 pm, and you’re on your way home from work. Despite all of the “10 Crockpot Dinners That Will Change Your Life” pins you’ve saved, you have nothing planned to feed your crew tonight.
Hey, no worries. We’ve got you covered with 6 flavors of Mexican-style meatballs and picadillos. These delicious dinner options are ready to cook and ready to solve your “what’s for dinner” conundrum. They’re made fresh in-store daily, and you’ll find recipes based on both in our Market (and below).
In soup, with rice, or by themselves, Mexican-style meatballs are flavorful and tender.
· Albondigas de Jalisco (beef and pork with zucchini)
· Albondigas para Sopa (beef, pork, and rice)
· Albondigas de Puebla (beef and pork with onion, mint, and cumin)
Here is a meatball soup recipe for you to try with your Central Market albondigas. (That’s it in the photo.) Top it off with goodies like tortilla strips, sour cream/plain Greek yogurt, avocado, cheese, and fresh cilantro. I recommend using one of the robust, artisanal Mexican cheeses we have in store for Passport and cilantro from your Herb Fest plant.
Picadilio is a hash-like dish made with meat (typically beef), simmered with ingredients such as tomatoes, potatoes, onion, garlic, cilantro, and chile powder. It’s used to fill everything from peppers to tortillas. Picadilo is made in Spain and Latin America with each country putting its own twist on it. We have three varieties for you during Passport:
· Picadilo Oaxaqueno (sweet spiced pork filling for rellenos, empanadas, or soft tacos)
· Picadilo Blanco (beef filling for flautas or garnachas)
· Picadilo Norteno (beef filling with olives and raisins for stuffing chiles or tacos).
See? I told you we had your dinner drama solved. You’ll have an impressive meal on the table and no time. Reward yourself with a mix ‘n match 6 pack of Mexican craft beers.(Did you know they have one of the best up-and-coming craft beer scenes in the world?)
Passport runs through May 3. Stop by and experience the fiesta! Recipe here.