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    Fiesta Meatballs

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    29 mins

    14 mins

    15 mins

    Annacia's Note:

    Everybody loves meatballs and these are a cinch to make. All you need is a jar of salsa for their almost-instant sauce. They are good served over garlic rice (just cook a minced garlic clove or 2 in with standard rice).

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    • 1/4 cup milk
    • 1 egg
    • 2 tablespoons cajun seasoning or 2 tablespoons Tex-Mex seasoning
    • salt, to taste
    • 1 slice bread
    • 1 1/2 lbs extra lean ground beef
    • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
    • 1 sweet pepper, seeded and cut into strips
    • 3/4 cup salsa (mild or medium)
    • 1/3 cup water
    • grated cheddar cheese (optional and to taste)
    • chopped fresh coriander (optional and to taste)


    1. 1
      In a medium bowl, using a fork, whisk together milk, egg, Tex-Mex seasoning and salt. Tear bread into tiny pieces, dropping them into milk mixture; stir well. Let stand for 5 minutes until mushy. Add meat and coriander. With fork, stir just until blended (do not over mix or meatballs will be tough).
    2. 2
      Form meat into about forty 1-inch (2.5-cm) meatballs. In a large non-stick skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Cook meatballs, in two batches if necessary, for 7 to 8 minutes, until mostly browned all over.
    3. 3
      Return all meatballs to skillet. Stir in red pepper, salsa and water. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook, covered, stirring once or twice, for 3 to 5 minutes, until meatballs are cooked through.
    4. 4
      Served topped with the cheese and coriander if desired.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on October 22, 2012


      I scaled this back for 3 serves which worked out perfect for us (I got 20 meatballs) and served over spaghetti and some steamed green beans on the side. This was a really nice change from the usual meatball recipes but would use more salsa next time and as we are not fond of coriander I used parsley but was a quick and tasty and meal to bring together, thank you Annacia, made for 123 Hits tag game.

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    • on August 27, 2012


      We had these with pasta. My son suggested adding a little minced onion. I used Fajitas Seasoning for the seasoning. A nice quick meal. Thanks for posting! Made for the Lively Lemon Lovelies, ZWT8.

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    Nutritional Facts for Fiesta Meatballs

    Serving Size: 1 (303 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 219.7
    Calories from Fat 84
    Total Fat 9.3 g
    Saturated Fat 3.3 g
    Cholesterol 102.6 mg
    Sodium 308.3 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 5.8 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.0 g
    Sugars 2.0 g
    Protein 26.6 g

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