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. 

How to Make It

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.

Ratings & Reviews

jlheisler's Review

jlheisler
January 03, 2012
This is a great recipe!! My husband's favorite. I use ground turkey instead of pork, and add a 1/4 teaspoon of ground red pepper to the meatballs to kick it up a notch. Over white rice, these are just delicious!!

cookylady's Review

cookylady
October 04, 2010
I haven't made this recipe, but am questioning whether it really has only 2G protein per serving, considering it uses 1 pound of meat and an egg it just doesn't sound right??