Taco Balls: An Easy Dinner Where Tacos and Meatloaf Meet
Author: Mirlandra Neuneker
To Make The Taco Balls
1lbshamburgerno more than 10% fat
1package of taco seasoningor what you usually use for 1 lbs of beef
1tsp.garlic salt or onion salt
1cupof cooked Mexican or white rice
12ozbottle of red or green taco sauceany brand, whatever level of heat you like
1can of condensed cheese soupI use Campbell's
8 - 12ozshredded Mexican cheese blendor whatever cheese you love for tacos
Serve With Your Favorite Taco Toppings
additional Mexican Rice
tortillaswe love to stuff warm tortillas with taco balls
Preheat the oven to 350 and spray a 9x9 baking dish with nonstick spray. Set aside.
Crumble the beef into a bowl. Add the chopped onions, taco seasoning, garlic or onion salt, rice and eggs.
If desired use food service gloves or spray your hands with nonstick cooking spray. Use your hands to mix the contents of the bowl until combined but do not over mix.
Divide the meat into 9 portions and form into balls. Place in the prepared pan and bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.
In a medium bowl whisk together the taco sauce and cheese soup. After the balls have baked for 20 minutes spoon the sauce over the balls. Sprinkle the cheese over the top and bake another 20 minutes.
This recipe freezes really well! Prepare it and bake according to directions. Cool down and freeze. We were gifted a batch after Jack was born and they came frozen. We just thawed and reheated in the oven and they were wonderful!