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Merry Meatballs

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Merry Meatballs
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 50 min
  • Servings 30
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Ground beef and salsa team up to create a jazzy new meatball appetizer!
Sep 9, 2014

Ingredients

  • 1 lb (500 g) lean ground beef
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) chopped onion
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) plain bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup (50 mL) milk
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) salt
  • 1/8 tsp (.5 mL) pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups (375 mL) Old El Paso* Thick N' Chunky Salsa
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced, if desired

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 400°F (200°C). In medium bowl, mix all the ingredients except salsa and green onions. Shape into thirty 1-inch (2.5 cm) balls. Place in ungreased 9x13-inch (23x33 cm) rectangular baking pan.
  • 2
    Bake uncovered about 15 minutes or until no longer pink in centre.
  • 3
    In 2-qt (2 L) saucepan, heat salsa and meatballs to boiling, stirring occasionally; reduce heat. Cover and simmer about 15 minutes or until salsa and meatballs are hot. Sprinkle with green onions if desired. Serve hot.

Expert Tips

  • Tip 1
    Tip: Turn the heat intensity up or down by choosing mild, medium or hot Old El Paso* Thick N'Chunky Salsa.Make the meatballs up to 2 hours ahead and keep them warm in a slow cooker on low heat.Variation: Use ground turkey or chicken instead of beef.

Nutrition Information

40 Calories, 2g Total Fat, 3g Protein, 2g Total Carbs

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 30
Calories
40
Total Fat
2g
Saturated Fat
1g
Cholesterol
15mg
Sodium
70mg
Total Carbs
2g
Dietary Fiber
0g
Protein
3g
% Daily Value*:
Iron
2%
2%
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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