Have you ever had meatball tacos or burritos? Yes, no? Well if you ever do, make sure to make these Chicken Enchilada Meatballs to go with them. Oh my! These meatballs are definitely the right ones to make if you want to give meatball tacos or burritos a try. I have not done so myself, but that’s all I could think of after trying these meatballs. We had them as an appetizer for a tailgating party as our friends watched the game, but all this preggo lady could think of was: where are the tortillas? the sour cream and possibly the guac too. Right? If you had the same thoughts we can be friends for life. Ha!
Making these meatballs could not be any easier. Season the meat with the Mexican flavors found in Old El Paso taco seasoning mix, sear them under the broiler, and pop them in a slow cooker covered in delicious enchilada sauce.
I love to use the slow cooker for this because as they cook low and slow, the sauce will thicken and the meatballs will become tender and sooo juicy.
To serve them as an appetizer simply place them in a bowl covered with cheese. Place toothpicks on the side and see how they will be all gone in no time.
Don’t forget the burrito or taco idea. If you make these, also get tortillas to go along and give your guests another option that’s a fun way to enjoy meatballs.
- 1 package Old El Paso Original Taco Seasoning Mix
- 1 lb ground chicken
- 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
- 1 can (10 oz) Old El Paso Mild Enchilada Sauce
- 1 cup cheddar cheese, grated
- In a bowl, season ground chicken with Old El Paso taco seasoning mix.
- Incorporate the breadcrumbs and combine everything well by stirring with a spoon or mixing with your fingers.
- With your hands, form 1inch meatballs and place on a greased baking sheet.
- Broil meatballs in the oven until browned for about 5 to 8 minutes. Oven rack should be about 6 inches away from the broiler. Turn meatballs halfway through.
- Transfer meatballs to a slow cooker.
- Pour enchilada sauce over meatballs and make sure they all get coated.
- Cover and cook on medium-low for 2 hours until meatballs are cooked through and have soaked some of the enchilada sauce.
- Serve with the enchilada sauce left in the slow cooker and cover with cheese.
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