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Mexican Meatball Appetizer

Prep time: 20 mins |Cook time: 30 mins |Total time: 50 mins |Serves: 6 | Print |

Illustration depicting a plethora of fresh cooking ingredients

Mexican Meatball Appetizer

Prep time: 20 mins |Cook time: 30 mins |Total time: 50 mins |Serves: 6 |

Mexican Meatball Appetizer

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 pound ground beef or turkey
  • 1½ cups Cook's Pantry Medium Red Enchilada Sauce
  • 2 garlic cloves - crushed
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup cilantro - chopped
  • 1 cup cotija cheese - ½ cup for meatballs - ½ cup garnish
  • 3 corn tortillas - cut into small pieces
  • Cilantro - garnish
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat 400 degrees.
  2. Put tortillas into food processor and grind to coarse meal.
  3. In large bowl mix together meat, ¼ cup enchilada sauce, egg, cilantro and ½ cup cheese, pinch of salt and pepper. Roll into 1 inch balls.
  4. In large skillet over medium heat cook until golden brown, they don?t need to be cooked through as they will finish in oven. Cook in 2 batches. Set aside.
  5. Drain pan of grease. Add remaining jar of enchilada sauce to same skillet, add meatballs Place in oven at 400 degrees for about 15 minutes until bubbling."
  6. Transfer to serving dish, sprinkle with remaining cotija cheese, cilantro and serve with toothpicks.
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