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Mexican Meatballs in Cheese Sauce
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Mexican Meatballs in Cheese Sauce

45 Min(s)
30 Min(s) Prep
15 Min(s) Cook
Give tasty Mexican meatballs their zesty flavor with green chile-spiked diced tomatoes & spices. Mexican Meatballs in Cheese Sauce make for a great entrée!
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8 servings
Original recipe yields 8 servings
2 lb. lean ground beef
1 cup fresh bread crumbs
1/2 cup finely chopped onions
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 eggs, beaten
1 tsp. each ground cinnamon and ground cumin
2 Tbsp. butter or margarine
1 cup water
1/2 lb. (8 oz.) VELVEETA®, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1 can (10 oz.) RO*TEL Diced Tomatoes & Green Chilies, undrained
4 cups hot cooked long-grain white rice
2 Tbsp. chopped fresh cilantro
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Let's Make It
1
Mix meat, bread crumbs, onions, garlic, eggs and seasonings just until blended; shape into 24 meatballs.
2
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.
3
Meanwhile, cook VELVEETA and tomatoes in saucepan on medium heat until VELVEETA is completely melted and mixture is well blended, stirring frequently.
4
Drain meatballs. Spoon rice onto large platter; top with meatballs and sauce. Sprinkle with cilantro.
Kitchen Tips
Tip 1
Variation
Prepare using extra-lean ground beef and 2% Milk VELVEETA.
Tip 2
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.
Tip 3
How to Select Fresh Ground Beef
Select meat with a bright cherry red color and no grayish or brown blotches.
Nutrition
Calories
400
Calories From Fat
0
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17g
22%
Saturated Fat 8g
40%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 125mg
42%
Sodium 680mg
30%
Total Carbohydrates 32g
12%
Dietary Fibers 2g
7%
Sugars 4g
8%
Protein 26g
52%
Vitamin A
15%
Vitamin C
2%
Calcium
20%
Iron
20%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Servings
8 servings
* 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.
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