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These Mexican ground pork meatballs are an easy and economical way to bring a little Mexican flair to your dinner table. 

Sara Quessenberry
Recipe by Real Simple July 2006

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Credit: Sang An

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prep:
25 mins
additional:
30 mins
total:
55 mins
Yield:
Makes 4 servings
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • 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.

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Nutrition Facts

471 calories; calories from fat 63%; fat 33g; saturated fat 11g; cholesterol 141mg; sodium 1709mg; carbohydrates 18g; fiber 2g; sugars 14g; protein 2g.
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