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    Hot Tamale Balls

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    1 hr 20 mins

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    Sunshine Forever's Note:

    This recipe was submitted by a mom from Brother Martin High School for the school cookbook. It is a great appetizer and I guarantee you won't have any left.

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    Tamale Balls



    1. 1
      Mix all ingredients for tamale balls in large bowl. Form into small balls and layer into large roaster pot.
    2. 2
      Mix all ingredients for sauce and pour over tamale balls.
    3. 3
      Cook over medium heat 50-60 min., covered.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on December 07, 2009


      I made these last week and they were hit with the crowd! I did decrease the cornmeal to 1 cup as that's all I had left. I baked the meatballs at 350 for 30-40 minutes and then added them to the sauce. They were great right out of the oven without the sauce and even better with the sauce. I made a double batch and froze half for the holidays. Thanks for a great, easy appy.

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    • on March 05, 2011


      This is a fun and tasty recipe with kick. I would suggest combining & whisking all the dry ingredients in a large bowl, then adding the meat & V8. I simmered the spicy sauce while forming the balls, set the balls aside, then dropped the meatballs one by one into the hot sauce. I saw a pro chef suggest this because it makes for a more tender meatball. The meatballs won't stick to one another either. Another helpful tip, use a small cookie scoop to get perfect evenly sized meatballs. OOOPS, I just realized I forgot to add the flour...... they still turned out GREAT! I can't wait to bring them to the party! Thanks Sunshine!

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    • on January 23, 2012


      We love these. Our family has been making them with the same recipe for many years. Everyone wants the recipe and they are always go really fast at every party.

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    Nutritional Facts for Hot Tamale Balls

    Serving Size: 1 (2504 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 79.7
    Calories from Fat 42
    Total Fat 4.7 g
    Saturated Fat 1.7 g
    Cholesterol 13.3 mg
    Sodium 336.7 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 5.6 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.6 g
    Sugars 0.9 g
    Protein 3.8 g

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