Italian meatballs have their lofty perch atop spaghetti, and Swedish meatballs swim in a sea of tangy sauce. But what about meatballs from south of the border? They bring the Southwest in delicious bite-size spheres! Taco Meatballs pack juicy, savory ground beef with fragrant and bold cilantro, vibrant tomato paste, and chopped chiles for a little heat, ready to adorn Mexican rice or be eaten all on their own! Taco Meatballs are simple to put together and speedy to make so you can add this spin to your taco nights anytime!

Check out this amazing recipe, from our favorite friends again over at Cooking Professionally.

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• 6 tablespoons taco seasoning
• 2 tablespoons tomato paste
• 1/4 cup green chiles, chopped
• 2 large eggs
• 3/4 cup plain breadcrumbs
• 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
• 2 pounds of ground beef


Step 1: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

Step 2: Spray a 9×13-inch baking dish with vegetable oil spray.

Step 3: In a large bowl, whisk together the taco seasoning, tomato paste, green chiles, eggs, breadcrumbs, and cilantro until well combined.

Step 4: Gently mix in the beef until combined.

Step 5: Roll the beef mixture into 1-inch balls.

Step 6: Place the balls into the prepared baking dish.

Step 7: Bake until cooked through at 160 degrees F, about 20-22 minutes.

Step 8: Serve hot.