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Mexican Meatballs

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“This recipe is wonderful as an appetizer, served with crusty bread, or as a main dish, served in sub rolls and sprinkled with cheese, or you can add a (15 oz.) can of beans and serve as a meatball chili. It is one of my favorite recipes because it is so easy to prepare and so versatile. I often keep this hot in a crockpot to take to pot lucks and a get together with family and friends.”
READY IN:
50mins
SERVES:
6-8
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 envelope taco bell taco seasoning mix (or taco seasoning mix of your choice)
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 12 cup plain fresh breadcrumb
  • 14 cup parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons peanut oil
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 (16 ounce) jar salsa, mild or hot
  • 1 (14 1/2 ounce) can tomato sauce
  • extra parmesan cheese, as a garnish (optional)

Directions

  1. Combine ground beef, 1/2 of the taco seasoning package, 1/2 cup salsa, bread crumbs, cheese, egg and salt/pepper to taste.
  2. Shape mixture into 1 1/2 inch balls and brown in large skillet in the peanut oil.
  3. Drain meatballs on paper towels.
  4. In a 2 quart sauce pan, add the tomato sauce, remaining salsa, taco seasoning and meatballs.
  5. Simmer for 30 minutes.

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