Enchilada Meatball Skillet

Craving creamy and delicious?  This Enchilada Meatball Skillet will take your tastebuds over the top with each individual meatball packed with cheese and flavor. Enchilada recipe

Enchilada Meatball Skillet

When it comes to meatballs the options are really endless, that is why this Enchilada Meatball Skillet is going to be a way to get the ball rolling on your Cinco de Mayo festivities.

Enchiladas really don’t need any introduction, so why not serve them in little bite sized balls of goodness.

These meatballs are so delicious surrounded with cheese, sour cream, avocados, just pop them on a toothpick and there you have an enchilada power house and one amazing appetizer.

What are Enchiladas?

  • Enchiladas can be made with corn or flour tortillas, traditionally corn.
  • They are rolled and can be filled with various types of meat, vegetables, beans, and cheese.
  • They are covered in a red or green sauce and baked in the oven.
  • Enchiladas are easy to make and are customizable to your liking.

What are meatballs made of?

  • Meatballs are such a fun why to switch out your everyday favorites into bite sized servings and appetizers.
  • For this recipe we switch out the traditional enchilada by removing the tortilla and enjoying what goes on in the inside.
  • Meatballs can be made of many different things, you just need to always have a binding agent to hold them together such as breadcrumbs, milk, and/or eggs.
  • For instance, this recipe we are using ground beef, along with breadcrumbs and eggs.  This will ensure the meatballs stay together and don’t dry out.

Enchilada meatballs

Since these Enchilada Meatballs are a great appetizer or start to any meal, you can easily leave them in the skillet and serve them along with toothpicks are mini forks for you guest to help themselves.

Or place them on a plate and pour the sauce over the top of them and serve along side diced tomatoes, peppers, jalapeños, cheese, sour cream and avocados so your guests can dress the meatballs to their liking.

How do you make Enchilada Meatballs?

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl mix together ( I use my hands to combine)  ground beef, bread crumbs, egg, enchilada sauce, diced green chiles, diced red onion, minced garlic, taco seasoning, chopped cilantro, Monterey cheese, garlic salt, and pepper.
  3. Roll into 20 meatballs and place on a rimmed baking sheet coated with nonstick cooking spray.  Bake for 20 minutes.
  4. In a large skillet over medium heat, add enchilada sauce and 1-1/2 cups Monterey jack cheese and mix until cheese has melted.  Add the meatballs to the skillet and cover with 1-1/2 cups of cheese.  Bake for 10 minutes, until cheese has melted.
  5. Top with diced jalapeños, yellow pepper, sour cream, sliced avocado, and cilantro.  Serve warm.

Can meatballs be made ahead?

  • Yes, you can make these Enchilada Meatballs ahead to make for quick cooking when you need them.
  • You can make the meatballs, but not cook them, and place them on a rimmed baking sheet, covered, and put them in the freezer so when you are ready to bake them they are all made.
  • Another way to make them ahead is, you can bake them a day ahead and put them in an air tight container in the refrigerator.  Then when you are ready to use them, take them out 20 minutes before to get them to room temperature, then place in the skillet and top with cheese and bake 10 minutes until cheese has melted.

Mexican Meatballs

So meatballs don’t have to be boring and they don’t always have to be eaten with spaghetti.  These Enchilada Meatballs are perfect for your next get together or Cinco De Mayo celebration.

Meatballs don’t have to be boring, but they should always be delicious.

Key ingredients used in this recipe:

Enchilada Meatball Skillet

Craving creamy and delicious?  This Enchilada Meatball Skillet will take your tastebuds over the top with each individual meatball packed with cheese and flavor.

Ingredients:

For The Meatballs:

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 1-10oz cans enchilada sauce
  • 1-7oz can diced green chiles
  • 1/2 cup diced red onion
  • 2-teaspoons minced garlic
  • 2 Tablespoons taco seasoning
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup cup Monterey jack cheese

For the skillet:

  • 1-10oz can enchilada sauce
  • 3 cups Monterey jack cheese
  • 2 jalapeños, diced
  • Half of a yellow pepper, diced
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • 3 Tablespoons chopped cilantro

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl mix together ( I use my hands to combine)  ground beef, bread crumbs, egg, enchilada sauce, diced green chilis, diced red onion, minced garlic, taco seasoning, chopped cilantro, Monterey cheese, garlic salt, and pepper.
  3. Roll meat mixture into 20 meatballs and place on a rimmed baking sheet coated with nonstick cooking spray.  Bake for 20 minutes.
  4. In a large skillet over medium heat, add the second can of enchilada sauce and 1-1/2 cups Monterey jack cheese and mix until cheese has melted.  Add the meatballs to the skillet and cover with 1-1/2 cups of cheese.  Bake for 10 minutes, until cheese has melted.
  5. Top with diced jalapeños, yellow pepper, sour cream, sliced avocado, and cilantro.  Serve warm.
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