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mexican meatballs

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Lillian Russo
Long Island, NY

I tried these delicious little meatballs when I saw them on a cooking site! They were very popular and everyone on the site who tried this recipe loved them! I'm posting the recipe the way I made them and I'm adding my photo. I served these as cocktail meatballs and my guests loved them too! The original recipe was posted by a cook known as Rosemaryblue.

(1 rating)
yield 10 serving(s)
prep time 20 Min
cook time 25 Min

Ingredients For mexican meatballs

  • 2 lb
    lean ground beef
  • 2 c
    crumbled corn bread
  • 1/2 tsp
    kosher salt
  • 3/4 tsp
  • 1/4 c
    finely chopped onions
  • 2 lg
    cloves garlic-minced
  • 16 oz
    mild salsa-divide in half
  • 1/4 c
    mild taco sauce-divide in half
  • 1/2 tsp
    cayenne pepper-divide in half
  • 8 oz
    can tomato sauce
  • 1 Tbsp
    chili powder
  • 4 oz
    can mild chopped green chilies
  • 2-8oz. pkg
    jalapeno jack cheese-cut into 60 small cubes
  • *note...instead of using cheese cubes you can shred 8oz. of the cheese and just sprinkle it on top of the meatballs during baking

How To Make mexican meatballs

  • 1
    In a large bowl combine corn bread crumbs, onion, garlic, cumin, salt, chili powder, green chilies and 1/2 the salsa, 1/2 the taco sauce and 1/2 the cayenne pepper,
  • 2
    Add ground beef and mix well.
  • 3
    Shape into 1 inch little meatballs and form the meatballs around each cheese cube. Make sure none of the cheese is exposed.
  • 4
    Place in baking pan.
  • 5
    Bake at 350 degrees, uncovered for about 15 minutes.
  • 6
    Meanwhile in a small saucepan heat the tomato sauce and the remaining salsa, taco sauce and cayenne pepper. Heat til simmering then pour over cooked meatballs and bake for another 10 minutes.
  • 7
    To serve, stick one toothpick into each meatball, pour sauce from baking dish on top. And serve warm.

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