Mexican Meatball Subs Recipe

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Mexican Meatball Subs Recipe

I have wanted to make this Mexican Meatball Subs Recipe for quite some time now and for some reason kept putting it off. So last night I decided to get it done. This is a very simple recipe. Most of the time involved is baking the meatballs so there is very little prep time. I prepared the recipe as written, and as far as seasoning goes, it was perfect for my taste; which I like kind of mild. It would be real easy to heat these meatballs up a little bit. I used mild green chilies, but if you use the hot verity I ‘m sure it would do the trick, if you like it hot.

Total cooking time on this recipe was about 30 minutes and it makes 4 hoagie size subs. This would be a great game day or party recipe, just double or triple as needed. Enjoy


1 pound ground beef

1/2 cup rolled oats

1 egg

1 teaspoon chili powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 can tomato sauce (8 ounces-divided)

1 can chopped green chilies (4 ounce)

4 teaspoons dried onion flakes (divided)

1/8 teaspoon garlic powder

1/2 cup shredded cheddar

4 Hoagie or Brat buns


Preheat oven to 350F.

1. Combine ground beef, rolled oats, egg, chili powder and salt. (hands work great for this)then mix in 1/4 cup tomato sauce, 2 tablespoons of green chilies and 3 teaspoons of dried onion.

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2. Divide and shape into 12 meatballs. Place meatballs on a foil lined baking pan, and bake for 20-30 minutes or until meatballs are no longer pink inside.

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3. While the meatballs are cooking prepare the sauce. Using the remaining tomato sauce in a small sauce pan, add the garlic powder, remaining green chilies, and the rest of the dried onion flakes. Cook on low heat to blend the flavors, cooking until hot.

5. To serve place 3 meatballs on a bun, top with the sauce, and shredded cheddar.

Perfect Cocktail Party Meatballs Recipe

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Perfect Cocktail Party Meatballs Recipe


Everyone loves to party; it’s all about good food, drink, and getting together with friends. When I saw this Perfect Cocktail Party Meatballs Recipe with cranberry sauce, I had to give it a try. When it comes to parties I put food at the top of my list, and this combination of flavors as an appetizer sounded like it fit the menu pretty good. I prepared the recipe as is. If you need a larger amount, for a bigger guest list, just double or triple the recipe. The recipe does not call for any salt or pepper, and it tastes fine without it, but you can salt and pepper to taste if you choose. So the next time you are getting ready to host your next cocktail party give this recipe a try, your guests will love it. Enjoy


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Perfect Cocktail Party Meatballs Recipe
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Cook time
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Recipe type: Appetiser
Serves: 8-10
  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • ½ cup breadcrumbs
  • 3 tablespoons onions, minced
  • 1 (8 ounce) can jellied cranberry sauce
  • ¾ cup chili sauce
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1½ teaspoons lemon juice
  1. In a large bowl, mix together the ground beef, egg, water, bread crumbs, and minced onion.
  2. Roll into small meatballs. Bake at 350F for 20 to 25 minutes, turning once.
  3. In a slow cooker or large saucepan over low heat, blend the cranberry sauce, chili sauce, brown sugar, and lemon juice, add the meatballs and simmer for 1 hour before serving.
  4. Enjoy


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