Southwestern-Style Meatballs

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Southwestern-Style MeatballsRecipe

Photo: Greg Dupree; Styling: Claire Spollen

These meatballs are made with onion, minced garlic, corn tortilla, egg, ground sirloin, and chipotle chile. 

Serves 4 (serving size: 3 meatballs)


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1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 cup diced onion
2 teaspoons minced garlic
1/2 cup very finely chopped corn tortilla
1 tablespoon minced chipotle chile in adobo sauce
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 large egg
12 ounces ground sirloin
1 tablespoon olive oil


Heat a nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add 1 tablespoon olive oil to pan. Add onion and minced garlic to pan; cook 4 minutes. Stir in chopped corn tortilla and minced chipotle chile; cook 3 minutes. Place mixture in a bowl. Stir in cilantro, salt, and egg. Stir in ground sirloin. Divide mixture into 12 balls. Return pan to heat. Add 1 tablespoon olive oil. Add meatballs; cook 6 minutes, turning occasionally. Cover; cook 4 minutes.

Created date

June 2015

Nutritional Information

Calories 197
Fat 11.9 g
Satfat 2.8 g
Sodium 350 mg