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Mexican Meatballs

Photo: Sang An
Prep time 25 mins
Other time 30 mins
Yield Makes 4 servings
These Mexican ground pork meatballs are an easy and economical way to bring a little Mexican flair to your dinner table. 

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 jalapeño, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 16-ounce jar salsa

Nutrition Information

  • calories 471
  • caloriesfromfat 63 %
  • fat 33 g
  • satfat 11 g
  • cholesterol 141 mg
  • sodium 1,709 mg
  • carbohydrate 18 g
  • fiber 2 g
  • sugars 14 g
  • protein 2 g

How to Make It

  1. Heat oven to 400° F.

    Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a large, preferably ovenproof skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and cook until softened, about 3 minutes. Add the garlic and jalapeño and cook for 1 minute. Remove from heat; let cool.

    In a large bowl, combine the pork, bread crumbs, egg, salt, pepper, cumin, and onion mixture. Shape into 12 meatballs.

    Wipe out skillet, add the remaining oil, and heat over medium-high heat. Brown the meatballs on all sides, about 7 minutes total.

    If not using an ovenproof skillet, transfer the meatballs to a baking dish. Pour the salsa over the top. Bake until cooked through, about 25 minutes.

    Tip: If you're in the mood for soft tacos, set out corn or flour tortillas and shredded cheese with the meatballs. Otherwise simply serve them over rice.