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Mexican Appetizer Meatballs in Cheese Sauce

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8 servings

A cheesy sauce made with green chile-spiked diced tomatoes and a blend of spices gives these tasty appetizer meatballs their Mexican-style flavor.

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  • Mix meat, bread crumbs, onions, garlic, eggs and seasonings just until blended; shape into 24 meatballs.
  • Melt butter in large skillet on medium heat. Add meatballs; cook 5 min. or until evenly browned, turning frequently. Add water; cover. Simmer on medium-low heat 15 min. or until meatballs are done.
  • Meanwhile, cook VELVEETA and tomatoes in saucepan on medium heat until VELVEETA is completely melted and mixture is well blended, stirring frequently.
  • Drain meatballs. Spoon rice onto large platter; top with meatballs and sauce. Sprinkle with cilantro.


Prepare using extra-lean ground beef and 2% Milk VELVEETA.

Make Ahead

Prepare meatballs as directed; cool completely Place in resealable freezer-weight plastic bag. Freeze up to 2 weeks. When ready to use, remove from freezer and place in refrigerator for 6 to 8 hours to thaw. Place in shallow baking dish. Bake in 350°F oven 15 minutes or until heated through. Meanwhile, prepare VELVEETA sauce as directed. Serve over rice and meatballs as directed.

How to Select Fresh Ground Beef

Select meat with a bright cherry red color and no grayish or brown blotches.


  • 8 servings

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 8 servings
Calories 490
Total fat 20g
Saturated fat 10g
Cholesterol 145mg
Sodium 730mg
Carbohydrate 43g
Sugars 4g
Protein 32g
% Daily Value
Vitamin A 15 %DV
Vitamin C 4 %DV
Calcium 25 %DV
Iron 25 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

Ratings & Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from es mi primera receta que hago y me salio deliciosa nunca habia cocinado asi y no lo puedo creer me... es mi primera receta que hago y me salio deliciosa nunca habia cocinado asi y no lo puedo creer me gustan estas recetas porque no tienen muchos ingredientes.
Date published: 2008-05-29
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