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Fiesta Meatballs

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“Everybody loves meatballs and these are a cinch to make. All you need is a jar of salsa for their almost-instant sauce. They are good served over garlic rice (just cook a minced garlic clove or 2 in with standard rice).”

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 14 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons cajun seasoning or 2 tablespoons Tex-Mex seasoning
  • salt, to taste
  • 1 slice bread
  • 1 12 lbs extra lean ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 sweet pepper, seeded and cut into strips
  • 34 cup salsa (mild or medium)
  • 13 cup water
  • grated cheddar cheese (optional and to taste)
  • chopped fresh coriander (optional and to taste)


  1. In a medium bowl, using a fork, whisk together milk, egg, Tex-Mex seasoning and salt. Tear bread into tiny pieces, dropping them into milk mixture; stir well. Let stand for 5 minutes until mushy. Add meat and coriander. With fork, stir just until blended (do not over mix or meatballs will be tough).
  2. Form meat into about forty 1-inch (2.5-cm) meatballs. In a large non-stick skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Cook meatballs, in two batches if necessary, for 7 to 8 minutes, until mostly browned all over.
  3. Return all meatballs to skillet. Stir in red pepper, salsa and water. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook, covered, stirring once or twice, for 3 to 5 minutes, until meatballs are cooked through.
  4. Served topped with the cheese and coriander if desired.

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