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Ethnic Recipes
 
Mexican Meatballs

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Preparation Time
15 minutes

Start to Finish Time
30 minutes

Serves
Makes about 30 meatballs

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Photos copyright (c) 2008 Publications International, Ltd. Used by permission.

Source
Ortega

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Ingredients
  • 3 Ortega Yellow Corn Taco Shells
  • 1 pound (16 ounces) lean ground beef
  • 1 teaspoon Ortega Chili Seasoning Mix
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons Ortega Diced Green Chiles
  • 1 bottle (8 ounces) Ortega Taco Sauce
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • Cilantro, finely chopped (optional)

Preparation
    1. Break taco shells into food processor and pulse several times to create about 1/2 cup taco shell crumbs. Place into large mixing bowl and add ground beef, seasoning mix, egg and green chiles. Mix thoroughly.
    2. Form mixture into 30 (1-inch) meatballs and drop into hot skillet. Cook until they begin to brown. Carefully turn over and continue browning. Add taco sauce. Coat meatballs with sauce and simmer over low heat, uncovered, 10 minutes.
    3. Sprinkle meatballs with cheese and garnish with cilantro, if desired. Serve with toothpicks.



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