Mexican Meatballs with Cheese
Mexican Meatballs are made with ground beef meatballs smothered in enchilada sauce and covered with cheese! Eat them with rice, rol them in a tortilla, or add them to a sandwich to make a torta!
- 1 1/2 pound ground beef
- 3/4 cups oats or crushed corn chips
- 2 eggs
- 10 oz. red enchilada sauce divided (I used mild)
- 1 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp onion powder
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 1 tsp oregano
- 1/2 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp chili powder
- 1/2 tsp hot sauce optional
- 2 cups grated cheese cheddar, Monterey jack, and Colby jack, and pepper jack are all good choices
- cilantro for garnish if desired
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9x13 inch baking dish.
In a large mixing bowl whisk eggs. Add ground beef, 1/4 cup of enchildad sauce, oats (or crushed corn chips), and all spices.
Shape meat mixure into meatballs. I like to use a cookie scoop. Set meatballs in prepared baking dish.
Pour remaining enchilada sauce over meatballs.
Cover and bake for 30 minutes.
Uncover and sprinkle cheese over meatballs. Bake for 5-10 more minuntes or until cheese is melted.
GARNISH: It's fun to garnish the meatballs with cilantro, tomatoes, avocados, lime wedges, and green onions.
MAKE AHEAD: Assemble the meatballs and pour enchilada sauce over them. Cover the dish with foil and refrigerate until you're ready to bake them. Add ten minutes to bake time.
Calories: 514kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 164mg | Sodium: 1615mg | Potassium: 414mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 816IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 406mg | Iron: 4mg