Mexicali Tamale Balls (Mexican Meatballs in Sauce)

READY IN: 55mins
Recipe by littleturtle

Simple and yummy. Great for potluck.

Top Review by Susie D

This recipe appeared in a local paper & I tried it at the time. I was not impressed with the meatballs. They had a very grainy texture from all of the cornmeal and were just bland flavorwise. I am sorry little turtle. I wish I had a better review for this. =(

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine all meatball ingredients.
  2. Shape into marble sized balls; set aside.
  3. In a blender, combine all sauce ingredients and blend for about 2 seconds; then heat the sauce in a heavy pot.
  4. Gently fold in the meatballs and bring to a boil.
  5. Reduce heat to low and simmer, uncovered, about 20 minutes or until meat is no longer pink and sauce thickens to desired consistency.
  6. Serve in a chafing dish with colorful picks.

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