Tex-Mex Spicy Meatballs

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 35 mins

Every bowl-game party needs a batch of meatballs. This one is a winner! Recipe is from Family Circle Hometown Favorites Cookbook, their most requested recipes.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees; line baking sheet with nonstick aluminum foil.
  2. In small bowl, combine bread crumbs and milk.
  3. Let stand until bread crumbs absorb the milk.
  4. In large bowl, combine ground beef, bread crumb mixture, eggs, dried minced onion, cumin, oregano, garlic salt and cayenne pepper.
  5. Mix with clean hands until combined.
  6. Form into 30 meatballs, each about 1 inch in diameter; place on prepared baking sheet.
  7. Bake meatballs at 350 degree for 20 minutes.
  8. In large skillet, mix together broth and chili sauce.
  9. Add meatballs and simmer, covered, over medium heat for 10 minutes.
  10. Stir occasionally.
  11. Remove cover; cook 5 minutes longer.
  12. Makes 30 meatballs.
  13. Make Ahead: Can be made ahead, cooked, covered and refrigerated for 1-2 days; reheat before serving.
  14. To transport, place in an insulated container.
  15. Serve within 2 hours (within 1 hour if outside temperature is above 90 degrees).


Most Helpful

Very good! As the other reviewer said, this definitely has a strong taste, but that's okay cause it's a GOOD one! :) I used 2 tsp onion powder instead of the 2 T onion flakes and only 2/3 chili sauce (because I ran out) and it turned out just fine! Thanks!

DallasAggieGal October 18, 2010

This really has a tex-mex taste to it. Very dominate flavor. I cut the recipe in half and they came out great. Very easy to prepare. I made in advance and just reheated on the stove when ready to serve.Thanks Lainey for posting. :)

teresas December 22, 2008

These meatballs are yummy. I had 26 meatballs. Not too bad LOL I used skim milk, no garlic salt. I used reduced-sodium reduced-fat beef broth. They were very easy to do. I like the fact that they cook in the oven. They are very tasty. Yummy! Thanks Lainey. Made for Newest Zaar Tag

Boomette December 01, 2008

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