Southwest Meatball Supper Recipe

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Southwest Meatball Supper

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Ingredients

3 Tbsp
vegetable oil
1 medium
onion, diced
1 Tbsp
chili powder
1 lb
lean ground beef
1/2 c
fine dried bread crumbs
1 large
egg
1/2 tsp
salt
16 oz
taco sauce
1 large
tomato, chopped
1 small
iceberg lettuce head, cored and shredded
1/4 c
monterey jack cheese, shredded
1 small
avocado, peeled and sliced
cilantro sprigs

Step-By-Step

1In 10" skillet, over medium high heat, heat 1 tablespoon oil.

2Add onion and chili powder and cook about 5 minutes, stirring frequently until onion is tender and well coated with chili powder.

3Remove from heat; let cool slightly.

4Spoon onion into large bowl; wipe out skillet.

5Add ground beef, bread crumbs, egg and salt to onion in bowl.

6Using hands or wooden spoon, blend well.

7Shape mixture into 1" balls.

8To skillet, add remaining 2 tablespoons of oil and heat over medium high heat.

9Add meatballs; cook about 12 minutes until well browned on all sides and cooked through.

10Stir in taco sauce and tomato; bring to boil.

11Reduce heat to low; simmer 5 minutes to blend flavors.

12To serve: Arrange bed of shredded lettuce over platter.

13Spoon meatball mixture over lettuce; sprinkle with cheese,if desired.

14Garnish with avocado slices and basil spring, if desired; serve with taco chips.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef
Other Tag: Quick & Easy