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10 servings
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
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Taco Meatballs

These meatballs are also delicious cold.



  1. Preheat Oven to 425 °F (220 °C). Cut cheese into one inch cubes.
  2. Beat eggs and mix all ingredients, except the cheese together.
  3. Mold a tablespoon of meat around a cube of the cheese to form a small shaped meatball.
  4. Repeat with all of the meat.
  5. Place on a cookie sheet with a lip on it. Sprayed with cooking spray.
  6. Bake for 10 minutes or until done and cheese has melted.
  7. Note: instead of the spices add taco seasoning mix. Watch the sugar content!
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With the taco seasoning it turned out really great. The only thing was I had to add 5 extra min of cooking time. I ended up shredding the cheese instead of cubing it.
Will make these using my own taco spice mixture instead of cayenne. Sounds great for Adkins.
27 Aug 11 by member: MissAnnieinIndy
I made these and they where delicious! Came out a lot messier than I expected but I am also an amateur cook.
05 Aug 10 by member: FattyPattaty
Reduced fat cheese is higher in carbs than regular cheese which is 1 gram of carbs per oz. When you put the meat around the cheese, and they cool, they taste like a cold blob of fat. Grating the cheese into the meat would make the meat more moist, since you are not using bread crumbs.
06 Apr 10 by member: usemyotheraddy
I made these the other night for dinner and I thought they were AMAZING! I don't eat much red meat so I subsituted the beef for ground turkey. I served them with Pineapple-Peach salsa - very nice! Totally something I would make again!
12 Jan 10 by member: Lisa Ann B
Nice portable snack or part of a meal. Way too much cayenne for our tastes though...used a lot less. I agree with reeneejune and used chili powder and added some cumin and a little cayenne.
28 Sep 09 by member: mizski
They were good, but it seems like an awful lot of cayenne. I made this with 1/2 lb beef, 1 egg, and 1 tsp. cayenne and it was much too hot. Pehaps chili powder instead?
07 Jun 07 by member: reeneejune
These sound great! You could also try different spices
19 May 07 by member: luvbug.09
I thought they were ok the recipe needed something else. I made them and put ea on a little leaf of lettuce and topped with el pato a spicy tomato sauce. I ate 3.
20 Apr 07 by member: leantracie
WOW! Had these for tea, finished and had to rush to computer to tell everyone how deeelish these are. My whole family loved them. I added my own sauce which is a tin of tomatoes, 1 tsp sweetener, 2 beef stock cubes, 200 ml water and you can add some sun dried tomatoes if you wish. Stick it all in a pan, heat through and away you go!!
27 Mar 07 by member: peeky
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Nutrition summary:

There are 171 calories in 1 serving of Taco Meatballs.
Calorie break-down: 42% fat, 10% carbs, 48% protein.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 1 serving
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 69
Calories 170
% Daily Values*
Total Fat 7.72g 12%
  Saturated Fat 3.873g 19%
  Polyunsaturated Fat 0.464g  
  Monounsaturated Fat 2.801g  
Cholesterol 96mg 32%
Sodium 420mg 18%
Potassium 362mg  
Total Carbohydrate 4.35g 1%
  Dietary Fiber 0.4g 2%
  Sugars 2.58g  
Protein 20.06g  
Vitamin A 121% Vitamin C 140%
Calcium 136% Iron 110%
of RDI*
(170 calories)
8% of RDI
Calorie Breakdown:
Carbohydrate (10%)
Fat (42%)
Protein (48%)
* Based on a RDI of 2000 calories