CHEF JEFF — ONE BYTE AT A TIME: Mexican MeatballsAre you looking for an appetizer for an upcoming holiday get-together?
By: Herald Staff Report,
Are you looking for an appetizer for an upcoming holiday get-together? Try the following.
½ pound 93-percent lean ground beef
½ pound ground turkey breast
2 egg whites
¾ cup finely crushed baked tortilla chips
½ cup finely minced yellow onion
1 teaspoon chili powder
½ teaspoon ground cumin
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
3 tablespoons chopped pickled jalapenos, drained
1 cup canned red enchilada sauce, divided
Chopped fresh cilantro
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Spray 18-by-13-inch jellyroll pan with nonstick spray coating. Mix beef, turkey, egg whites, crushed chips, onion, chili powder, cumin, salt, pepper, jalapenos and 1/3 cup enchilada sauce in large mixing bowl. Blend well. Shape into 1½-inch meatballs. Place meatballs on prepared jellyroll pan. Bake 10 to 12 minutes. Carefully remove meatballs. Place in a decorative heat-proof serving dish. Drizzle with remaining enchilada sauce and bake additional 5 to 10 minutes or until meatballs are done and cooked to 165 degrees. Sprinkle with chopped cilantro.
Yield: 30 meatballs.
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