southwest meatball supper

Ingredients For southwest meatball supper

  • 3 Tbsp
    vegetable oil
  • 1 sm
    avocado, peeled and sliced
  • 1/4 c
    monterey jack cheese, shredded
  • 1 sm
    iceberg lettuce head, cored and shredded
  • 1 lg
    tomato, chopped
  • 16 oz
    taco sauce
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • 1 lg
    egg
  • 1/2 c
    fine dried bread crumbs
  • 1 lb
    lean ground beef
  • 1 Tbsp
    chili powder
  • 1 md
    onion, diced
  • cilantro sprigs
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How To Make southwest meatball supper

  • 1
    In 10\" skillet, over medium high heat, heat 1 tablespoon oil.
  • 2
    Add onion and chili powder and cook about 5 minutes, stirring frequently until onion is tender and well coated with chili powder.
  • 3
    Remove from heat; let cool slightly.
  • 4
    Spoon onion into large bowl; wipe out skillet.
  • 5
    Add ground beef, bread crumbs, egg and salt to onion in bowl.
  • 6
    Using hands or wooden spoon, blend well.
  • 7
    Shape mixture into 1\" balls.
  • 8
    To skillet, add remaining 2 tablespoons of oil and heat over medium high heat.
  • 9
    Add meatballs; cook about 12 minutes until well browned on all sides and cooked through.
  • 10
    Stir in taco sauce and tomato; bring to boil.
  • 11
    Reduce heat to low; simmer 5 minutes to blend flavors.
  • 12
    To serve: Arrange bed of shredded lettuce over platter.
  • 13
    Spoon meatball mixture over lettuce; sprinkle with cheese,if desired.
  • 14
    Garnish with avocado slices and basil spring, if desired; serve with taco chips.

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