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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)
- 1In 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).
- 2Form 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.
- 3Return 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.
- 4Served topped with the cheese and coriander if desired.
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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