Main dish


These Mexican-inspired meatballs have just the right amount of spice, and can easily be paired with tons of toppings.
Cuisine: American
Recipe type: Main dish
  • 1 lb ground beef (80/20)
  • 2 tablespoons taco seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons canned chopped chilies
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1⁄3 cup plain breadcrumbs
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • 24 -30 corn, chip scoops
  • cheese, dip (Queso, see recipe below)
  • 1 cup guacamole
  • 1 cup small dice pico de gallo
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped cilantro
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 1⁄2 cups grated cheddar cheese
  • 1 1⁄2 cups grated monterey jack pepper cheese
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 ablespoon canned chopped chile
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine ground beef, taco seasoning, tomato paste, 2 tablespoons chopped chilis, egg, breadcrumbs and chopped cilantro. Form into 2-inch meatballs and place on prepared baking sheet.
  3. Bake for 15-20 minutes until cooked through. Remove and place each meatball in a corn chip scoop. Drizzle with queso, and top with guacamole, pico de gallo and chopped cilantro. Serve with a side of sour cream.
For the Queso:
  1. In a large bowl, toss to combine cheddar cheese, pepper jack cheese and cornstarch. In a medium saucepan, bring milk to a simmer. Whisk in cheeses and chopped chilis. Bring to a simmer to thicken, about 1-2 minutes.

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Posted by Food Network on Thursday, May 23, 2019