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Mexican Meatballs

Mexican Meatballs

Mexican Meatballs
5th March, 2017

As meatballs go, this is one spicy little beauty that is packed full of flavour and heat

If you like these, why not try the Moroccan meatball or the Swedish meatball recipes as well?


  • 2 Onions, finely chopped
  • 200g pork mince
  • 200g beef mince
  • 2 slices of white bread, bread crumbed
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 egg
  • 2 red chillies, finely chopped
  • 1 clove Garlic, minced
  • Sunflower Oil
  • 75g butter
  • 1 Tin of Tomatoes
  • 1tsp Paprika
  • 200 mls beef stock


    Take 25g of butter and some oil and add to a frying pan until melted so you can fry of half the onions until tender. Let the onions cool

    Make the bread crumbs and add to a large mixing bowl with the minced beef and pork, the fried onions (now cooled), cumin, chilli powder, oregano and the egg. Mix these thoroughly until all combined and then using your hands make into individual meatballs, about 5cm across. Not too big.

    Add another 25g butter and a glug of sunflower oil to the frying pan used to fry the onions and bring to a medium heat

    When the butter has melted, add the meatballs to the pan and begin to brown all over. You'll need to do these in batches

    When all the meatballs have been browned off put on a plate and cover to keep warm

    Add the remainder of the butter to the frying pan full of meat juices and when the butter has melted, add and fry off the remainder of the onions and the red chillies until tender. Add the garlic and paprika and fry for another 30 seconds.

    Pour in the tin of tomatoes and the beef stock and bring the pan to a boil

    When the pan has reached boiling point, turn it down to a light simmer and leave to reduce for 10 minutes

    While the sauce reduces, heat the oven to 160C

    When the sauce is ready, add the meatballs to an oven proof dish, pour over the sauce and cover with tin foil

    Cook for 30 minutes and then remove from the oven

    You can serve immediately or chill down and reheat thoroughly later