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Tex Mex Meatballs

Tex Mex Meatballs are an easy dinner recipe made with ground beef, crushed corn chips, taco seasoning and cheese cooked in a sauce made with tomato sauce and salsa.

Tex Mex Meatballs are an easy dinner recipe made with ground beef, crushed corn chips, taco seasoning and cheese cooked in a sauce made with tomato sauce and salsa.



Tex Mex Meatballs are an easy ground beef dinner recipe perfect for weeknights.

Tex Mex Meatballs are an easy dinner recipe made with ground beef, crushed corn chips, taco seasoning and cheese cooked in a sauce made with tomato sauce and salsa.

These flavourful meatballs can be served with tortilla chips, rice or noodles.

Tex Mex Meatballs are an easy dinner recipe made with ground beef, crushed corn chips, taco seasoning and cheese cooked in a sauce made with tomato sauce and salsa.

This meatball recipe takes just over thirty minutes from start to finish and produces sixteen meatballs.

Tex Mex Meatballs are an easy dinner recipe made with ground beef, crushed corn chips, taco seasoning and cheese cooked in a sauce made with tomato sauce and salsa.

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To make these Tex Mex meatballs, I started by dumping some lean ground beef and an egg into a large mixing bowl.

raw ground beef and raw egg in a mixing bowl

I poured some Fritos corn chips into a ziploc bag.

corn chips in a ziploc bag

I used a rolling pin to crush the chips.

crushed corn chips in a ziploc bag

Then I poured the crumbs into the mixing bowl with the ground beef.

I added some taco seasoning, onion powder, garlic powder, salt and pepper to the bowl.

spices, crushed corn chips and raw ground beef in a mixing bowl

I also added some shredded Mexican cheese blend to the bowl.

shredded cheese, crushed corn chips, spices and ground beef in a mixing bowl

I used my hands to combine all of the ingredients together well.

ground beef, cheese and corn chip crumb mixture in a mixing bowl

Then I rolled the meat mixture into sixteen balls.

raw meatballs on parchment paper

I heated some olive oil in an oven safe skillet over medium-high heat.

I placed the meatballs in the skillet and seared the bottoms for about 2 minutes.

raw meatballs in a skillet

 

I flipped the meatballs and cooked the other side for about 2 minutes.

meatballs cooking in a skillet

I reduced the heat to medium-low and added some tomato sauce and corn and black bean salsa to the skillet.

salsa and tomato sauce on top of meatballs cooking in a skillet

I stirred the meatballs gently to combine the salsa and tomato sauce.

meatballs cooking in tomato sauce and salsa mixture

I placed a lid on the skillet and cooked the meatballs until they reached an internal temperature of 165F.

Then I removed the pan from the heat.

 

I sprinkled some shredded cheese on top of the meatballs.

shredded cheese on top of meatballs and tomato sauce in a skillet

Then I placed the skillet in the oven under the broiler for a few minutes to melt the cheese and brown it up slightly.

Tex Mex Meatballs are an easy dinner recipe made with ground beef, crushed corn chips, taco seasoning and cheese cooked in a sauce made with tomato sauce and salsa.

I removed the skillet from the oven and sprinkled some chopped parsley on top before serving.

Tex Mex Meatballs are an easy dinner recipe made with ground beef, crushed corn chips, taco seasoning and cheese cooked in a sauce made with tomato sauce and salsa.

These cheesy taco meatballs also make a great party food.

Tex Mex Meatballs are an easy dinner recipe made with ground beef, crushed corn chips, taco seasoning and cheese cooked in a sauce made with tomato sauce and salsa.

This meatball recipe could be made with ground chicken or ground turkey for a healthier alternative.

If you are looking for an easy ground beef dinner recipe, then you need to try these Tex Mex Meatballs!

Tex Mex Meatballs are an easy dinner recipe made with ground beef, crushed corn chips, taco seasoning and cheese cooked in a sauce made with tomato sauce and salsa.

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Ingredients You’ll Need to Make These Tex Mex Meatballs:

  • 1.5 lbs lean ground beef
  • 1 egg, large
  • 4 oz Fritos corn chips, crushed
  • 1 oz taco seasoning
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 2 1/2 cups shredded Mexican cheese blend
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cups salsa with corn and black beans
  • 1 1/2 cups tomato sauce
  • 1/2 tsp chopped parsley

How to Make Tex Mex Meatballs:

  1. Dump the ground beef into a large mixing bowl.
  2. Add the egg, crushed corn chips, taco seasoning, onion powder, garlic powder, salt and pepper to the bowl.
  3. Add 1 cup of the shredded Mexican cheese blend to the bowl.
  4. Use your hands to combine all of the ingredients well.
  5. Roll the meat mixture into 16 balls.
  6. Heat the olive oil in a large oven safe skillet over medium-high heat.
  7. Place the meatballs in the skillet and cook until the bottoms are browned. About 2 minutes.
  8. Flip the meatballs and brown the other side. About 2 minutes.
  9. Reduce the heat to medium-low and add the salsa and tomato sauce to the skillet.
  10. Stir the meatballs around gently in the salsa and tomato sauce.
  11. Place a lid on the skillet and leave the meatballs to cook until they reach an internal temperature of 165F. About 10-12 minutes.
  12. Remove the skillet from the heat and sprinkle the remaining 1 1/2 cups of shredded cheese on top of the meatballs.
  13. Place the skillet in the oven under the broiler to melt and brown the cheese slightly.
  14. Remove the skillet from the oven and sprinkle the chopped parsley on top.
  15. Serve and enjoy!

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Yield: 4 servings

Tex Mex Meatballs

Tex Mex Meatballs are an easy dinner recipe made with ground beef, crushed corn chips, taco seasoning and cheese cooked in a sauce made with tomato sauce and salsa.

Tex Mex Meatballs are an easy dinner recipe made with ground beef, crushed corn chips, taco seasoning and cheese cooked in a sauce made with tomato sauce and salsa.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 33 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1.5 lbs lean ground beef
  • 1 egg, large
  • 4 oz Fritos corn chips, crushed
  • 1 oz taco seasoning
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 2 1/2 cups shredded Mexican cheese blend
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cups salsa with corn and black beans
  • 1 1/2 cups tomato sauce
  • 1/2 tsp chopped parsley

Instructions

  1. Dump the ground beef into a large mixing bowl.
  2. Add the egg, crushed corn chips, taco seasoning, onion powder, garlic powder, salt and pepper to the bowl.
  3. Add 1 cup of the shredded Mexican cheese blend to the bowl.
  4. Use your hands to combine all of the ingredients well.
  5. Roll the meat mixture into 16 balls.
  6. Heat the olive oil in a large oven safe skillet over medium-high heat.
  7. Place the meatballs in the skillet and cook until the bottoms are browned. About 2 minutes.
  8. Flip the meatballs and brown the other side. About 2 minutes.
  9. Reduce the heat to medium-low and add the salsa and tomato sauce to the skillet.
  10. Stir the meatballs around gently in the salsa and tomato sauce.
  11. Place a lid on the skillet and leave the meatballs to cook until they reach an internal temperature of 165F. About 10-12 minutes.
  12. Remove the skillet from the heat and sprinkle the remaining 1 1/2 cups of shredded cheese on top of the meatballs.
  13. Place the skillet in the oven under the broiler to melt and brown the cheese slightly.
  14. Remove the skillet from the oven and sprinkle the chopped parsley on top.
  15. Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1001Total Fat: 56gSaturated Fat: 22gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 27gCholesterol: 264mgSodium: 2478mgCarbohydrates: 50gFiber: 10gSugar: 10gProtein: 76g

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