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Tamale Meatballs

Tamale Meatballs #meatballs #tamale #tableforsevenblog

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 #meatballs #tamale #tableforsevenblog
Yield: 30-35 meatballs

Tamale Meatballs

Prep Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 2 hours 15 minutes

All the delicious flavors of a tamale packed in a meatball.


  • 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


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray 8 in baking dish with non stick cooking spray.
  2. Mix corn muffin mix,milk, and 1 egg well. Pour into prepared pan. Bake 20 mins. Let cool completely and crumble.
  3. Reduce heat to 350 degrees.
  4. In a mixing bowl, mix corn muffin crumbles,1 egg, 1/2 cup enchilada sauce, salt, pepper, onion, and garlic powder with ground beef.
  5. Mix well and form into balls.
  6. Bake for 40 minutes in a greased 13 x 9 baking dish.
  7. Take from oven and top with remaining enchilada sauce and cheese.
  8. Bake until cheese is melted.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 80Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 26mgSodium: 266mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 1gSugar: 3gProtein: 4g

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Saturday 26th of January 2013

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


Monday 28th of January 2013

Hope you enjoyed them!


Wednesday 23rd of January 2013

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!


Wednesday 23rd of January 2013

Thank you for stopping by...enjoy :)


Tuesday 22nd of January 2013

There are always wonderful recipes waiting to try!


Tuesday 22nd of January 2013

Thank you Lorraine!

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