Total TimePrep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.
Makesabout 4-1/2 dozen
- 2 cups crumbled cornbread
- 1 can (10 ounces) enchilada sauce, divided
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1-1/2 pounds ground beef
- 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
- 1/2 cup shredded Mexican cheese blend
- In a large bowl, combine the cornbread, 1/2 cup enchilada sauce and salt. Crumble beef over mixture; mix well. Shape into 1-in. balls.
- Place meatballs on a greased rack in a shallow baking pan. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 18-22 minutes or until meat is no longer pink; drain.
- Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, heat tomato sauce and remaining enchilada sauce. Drain meatballs; place in a serving dish. Top with sauce and sprinkle with cheese. Serve with toothpicks.
Nutrition Facts3 each: 46 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 103mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 3g protein.
Jul 22, 2017
As-is, these were decent, tasty meatballs. I cut the recipe in half, and made the meatballs a little larger. When making the meatballs, I used 1/4C of the enchilada sauce (since I cut the recipe in half), but then for the sauce I used the remainder of entire can (cutting in half, the recipe would then call for 3oz, but I instead used 8oz). I think that helped fix part of the flavor issue others mentioned. Even then, though, the sauce itself was pretty mild. I might just do straight-up enchilada sauce next time without cutting it with tomato sauce. Or perhaps add in some chili powder. Because my meatballs were larger, they took a lot longer to cook (somewhere around 35-40 minutes). I sauteed red & green bell pepper and some onion in oil until crisp-tender. I then put the cooked meatballs over steamed rice, topped it with the sauteed peppers, put the sauce on top, then put the cheese on top of that, all to make it a more complete meal. We LOVED it that way! I highly recommend trying it that way, if you can. With my addition, we would rate it 5 stars, but since I'm rating the recipe as-is, it would be 4 stars. Thanks!
Mar 11, 2015
Very tasty, a different twist on your standard meatballs. Great for a Mexican themed party!
Mar 9, 2015
Jan 3, 2015
Meatballs were tasty, but the sauce needs more flavor-- if that were improved it would be much better.
Mar 30, 2014
YUMMY these were a delicious hit!! I added another can of enchilada sauce and a chopped onion to the sauce. Versatile and tasty meatball, recipe was requested by all :)
Apr 28, 2013
Made this for my sister's bridal shower and it was a hit! Making for dinner tonight. Thanks for sharing it.
Jul 31, 2012
Great crowd pleaser with this recipe!
Jun 25, 2011
I live in NM and make my own red chile sauce and keep some in the freezer. So I used my own instead of the canned sauce. That's the only change I made. Next best thing to enchiladas themselves!
Feb 9, 2010
These were delicious served with a side of spanish rice. Extra sauce gave extra flavor.
Oct 4, 2009
Very easy! I made these for a Mexican potluck @ work. They were a big hit! Since I had extra cornbread, I made them the next day for my husband to eat while watching football. He loved them too.