Made with Mexican chorizo, ground pork, smoked paprika and Manchego cheese, these savory meatballs are the perfect start to any holiday gathering.


Recipe Summary

15 mins
45 mins
30 mins
Serves 6


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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat broiler and arrange a rack about 6 inches from the heat. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with foil and set aside.

  • In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, garlic, paprika and salt. Stir in panko and 1/2 cup of cheese. Add pork and chorizo and gently mix until well combined. With dampened hands, shape the mixture into 24 meatballs, about 1 1/2 inches in diameter, arranging them on the prepared baking sheet. Broil meatballs until cooked through and lightly browned, 12 to 14 minutes, turning halfway through. Set aside to cool slightly, about 3 minutes.

  • Spear a basil leaf (fold larger ones in half) and a meatball onto a toothpick and transfer to a serving plate. Repeat with remaining basil and meatballs. Sprinkle with remaining 2 tablespoons of cheese and serve warm.

  • 6 servings as an appetizer

Nutrition Facts

330 calories; protein 19g; fat 24g; sodium 660mg; cholesterol 125mg; saturated fat 10g; carbohydrates 9g.