Mexican-Style Meatballs and Rice

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READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by Chef shapeweaver

One of my other "experiments" when I wanted meatballs and my son wanted Mexican. I hope you like it. Cooking time doesn't include rice. If you want, you could just use the meatballs as an appetizer.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 12 lbs ground beef
  • 13 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 (1 1/4 ounce) package taco seasoning mix
  • 14-13 cup finely chopped onion
  • 14 cup finely chopped green pepper (optional)
  • enough oil to fry meatballs
  • 16 ounces salsa
  • 3 cups cooked rice
  • 3 cups Mexican blend cheese (optional) or 3 cups taco blend cheese (optional)


  1. Mix together beef, taco seasoning, onion, green pepper, and bread crumbs.
  2. Lightly form into 1/2-inch balls.
  3. In medium-sized skillet over medium heat, lightly brown meatballs in oil.
  4. Drain and return to skillet. Add salsa and simmer until salsa is warm and meatballs are heated through.
  5. Serve over rice and sprinkle with cheese if desired.

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