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Mexican-Style Meatballs in Red Sauce

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“Sort of like a meatball version of Chile Colorado!”

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 3 6-inch corn tortillas, torn into small pieces
  • 12 cup milk
  • 12 lb ground lean beef
  • 12 lb ground lean pork
  • 12 lb smoked or cured ham, ground or minced finely in food processor
  • 14 cup chopped onion (1 small)
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dry oregano leaves
  • 12 teaspoon salt
  • 14 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1 cup Mexican red sauce (enchilada sauce)
  • 1 cup beef broth


  1. Place tortilla pieces and milk in large bowl; let stand 15 minutes.
  2. Mix in remaining ingredients except red sauce and broth.
  3. Shape into 1-inch balls.
  4. Heat red sauce and broth to boiling in 10-inch skillet; reduce heat.
  5. Add meatballs.
  6. Cover and simmer until done, 15 to 20 minutes, stirring/turning occasionally. Serve with beans and rice.
  7. Note: for a wonderful red sauce, try using Rich and Flavorful Enchilada Sauce #103145! :)
  8. This is an adopted recipe.

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