Mexican Meatballs

Lillian Russo


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.


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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 large
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


  • 1In 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,
  • 2Add ground beef and mix well.
  • 3Shape into 1 inch little meatballs and form the meatballs around each cheese cube. Make sure none of the cheese is exposed.
  • 4Place in baking pan.
  • 5Bake at 350 degrees, uncovered for about 15 minutes.
  • 6Meanwhile 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.
  • 7To serve, stick one toothpick into each meatball, pour sauce from baking dish on top. And serve warm.

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