ground beef or substitute for ground turkey, vegetarian balls
Panko bread crumbs
red enchilada sauce, mild enchilada sauce or spicy your choice if you make homemade enchilada sauce feel free to use it as well
shredded cheese, cheddar cheese, or a blend
9×9 baking dish
Tomatoes or pico de gallo or salsa
VERSATILITY IS KEY
But the charm of enchilada meatballs lies not only in their creation but also in their versatility. They can be served in various ways, accommodating different dietary preferences. Layer them over a bed of white rice, Mexican rice, or cilantro lime rice, refried beans or black beans. Try polenta for a fun variation! Serving them over something makes them a hearty meal.
Need low-carb enchilada meatballs? Try them over cauliflower rice or fresh greens to keep it low-carb.
You can also wrap them in a tortilla for a handheld wrap, fill it up with lettuce and shredded cheese, and roll it up. It’s super easy for lunch or dinner on the run.
For freshness, top with your favorite garnishes like diced tomatoes, pico de gallo, or salsa verde. Creamy avocado and tangy sour cream are perfect companions that complete the ensemble. Greek yogurt makes a great topping, too. And, of course, adding a pinch of crumbled tortilla chips is a fun and easy topping, too.
CHEESY ENCHILADAS FOR DINNER AND BEYOND
This easy recipe joins the ranks of my other easy recipes.
Thinking beyond the dinner plate, enchilada meatballs become the perfect appetizer or party food. Their handheld nature makes them ideal for gatherings – serve them with toothpicks, and watch them disappear quickly. Serve them next to a bowl of corn chips
MAKE THEM IN THE SLOW COOKER
You’re in luck if you’re looking for a slow cooker option. Transform this recipe into slow cooker enchilada meatballs for an effortlessly satisfying dish that simmers to perfection and is totally hands-off. Just prep the meatballs, place them in the slow cooker on top of some enchilada sauce, and top with the remaining sauce. Cook on low or high until the meatballs are cooked through. Top with cheese and serve over hot rice when the cheese is melted.
INSTRUCTIONS Preheat oven to 400º f
Combine ground beef or ground turkey, onion, milk, bread crumbs, quick oats, egg, and spices together, set the meat mixture aside
Spread ⅓ of enchilada sauce on the bottom of a 9×9 inch oven safe dish/pan
Scoop or roll the meatball mixture into 1 ½ tablespoon-sized balls and arrange in a single layer over the enchilada sauce, make about 20 meatballs Pour remaining enchilada sauce over meatballs
Bake in preheated oven for 35 minutes
Remove from oven and sprinkle with cheese
Bake an additional 10 minutes, until the meatballs are done through (internal temperature should reach 160-165º
Serve over rice or as desired and enjoy!