Tamale Meatballs

January 14, 2013

All the delicious flavors of a tamale packed in a meatball.
Mr Plain informed me this weekend that we will not being having a Super Bowl party.  I was unaware up until this point that we were.  I guess, the Packers lost this weekend. ( Mr Plain=big Packer fan)  If they did go to the Super Bowl, we were having a party?  Well, not really he tells me.  Too much work.
But, it was still a possibility.

I haven't actually paid much attention to it all.  Football is not my thing.  But, a Super Bowl party with tons of appetizers and junk food? Wouldn't be the worse way to spend an evening.

How about these meatballs for a great appetizer for a party? Super Bowl or otherwise. You can just make them for dinner too..perfectly acceptable.  These meatballs are like little tamales rolled up in a ball.

They have a great taste and you will find it tough to eat just one!

Tamale Meatballs

by Table for Seven
Prep Time: 00:15
Cook Time: 00:60
Ingredients (approx 30-35 meatballs)
  • 1-8.5 oz box of corn muffin mix
  • 1 1/2lb of ground beef
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2-10 oz cans enchilada sauce (homemade version)
  • 2 TBSP diced onion
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 1/2 cups shredded Monterrey Jack cheese
  • salt/pepper, to taste preference
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray 8 in baking dish with non stick cooking spray.
Mix corn muffin mix,milk, and 1 egg well. Pour into prepared pan. Bake 20 mins. Let cool completely and crumble.
Reduce heat to 350 degrees.
In a mixing bowl, mix corn muffin crumbles,1 egg, 1/2 cup enchilada sauce, salt, pepper, onion, and garlic powder with ground beef.
Mix well and form into balls.
Bake for 40 minutes in a greased 13 x 9 baking dish.
Take from oven and top with remaining enchilada sauce and cheese.
Bake until cheese is melted.


  1. There are always wonderful recipes waiting to try!

  2. We have a big potluck on the afternoon of Super Bowl Sunday, and play all kinds of board games (and eat). I think this will be my contribution, what a great take on the typical meatball. - Stopped over via Gooseberry Patch!

    1. Thank you for stopping by...enjoy :)

  3. Going to try your meatballs...can't wait!

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