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Mexican Meatballs

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Olena Osipov
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These Mexican Meatballs are wonderfully spiced, with a ground turkey base for a delicious appetizer, side, or part of a main!

Plus, they’re not the only turkey meatballs I have; including these healthy turkey meatballs, turkey quinoa meatballs, and Instant Pot meatballs!

Mexican Meatballs on a tray with guacamole on the side

While great America is pulling on their stretchy pants, here in Canada we are long past that stage. It is Christmas craziness which I can’t seem to get a hang of just yet. All I keep hearing is Cabo’s waves and dreaming of long walks on the never ending beach.

Mexican Meatballs served on plate over rice with a fork

This Mexican meatballs recipe came from Lexi’s new cookbook Lexi’s Clean Kitchen.

ground turkey, seasonings, onions in bowl

The meatballs are super simple – ground turkey, cheese, green onions, garlic, chili powder, paprika, cumin and salt. Do not skip the cheese. Cheese or an egg makes meatballs moist.

I doubled the recipe because newlywed Lexi’s food consumption doesn’t come even close to Olena’s bursting at seams with testosterone house. Plus, I know from experience making my porcupine meatballs, Thai meatballs and other meatball dishes like this turkey meatball soup that I always need to double up!

Mexican Meatballs lined up on parchment paper on baking tray; unbaked

Mexican Meatballs served on plate with rice and guacamole

For a side, I made brown rice. Chopped tomatoes, red onion, and cilantro to make a lazy pico de gallo. And smashed some avocado with garlic and cilantro to make even lazier guacamole. If you are Mexican, judge me all you want re: garlic but this is how I like my Ukrainian guacamole- though you can, of course, make this easy guacamole or salsa guacamole, too.

Mexican Meatballs garnished with diced tomatoes, onions and cilantro

What is great about this recipe is that it can be served as an appetizer. Yaaaay. Those are always tricky to make clean. These meatballs were so easy to make within 20 minutes and came out delicious and full of flavour!

In fact, these turkey meatballs make for a great game-day appetizer alongside dishes like these chicken topped cucumber bites, turkey sliders, black bean nachos, and seven-layer dip!

view of kitchen with crock pot, laptop

By 3PM my kitchen was a disaster. BUT I cooked beans => learn how to cook dried beans, tested roasted red pepper lasagna slow cooker, and made turkey meatball soup. That is how we roll here. And trust me I’m yet to throw out any food. Everything gets eaten here. Prepare to be amazed, Olena.

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Mexican Meatballs

Mexican Meatballs

Super easy and juicy Mexican Meatballs Recipe with ground turkey, bake for 15 minutes, then serve with rice for an easy healthy dinner or as an appetizer.
5 from 10 votes
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Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Mexican
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 30 meatballs
Calories: 44kcal
Author: Olena Osipov


Mexican Meatballs:


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line large baking sheet with unbleached parchment paper and spray with cooking spray.*
  • In a large mixing bowl, add turkey, cheese, green onions, garlic, chili powder, cumin, paprika, salt, pepper and mix well using your hands. Form into 30 golf ball size meatballs (I use small ice cream scoop).
  • Bake meatballs in 2 batches for 15 minutes or until browned. Serve hot with brown rice/quinoa, guacamole and pico de gallo. Or serve as an appy.

Store: Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 5 days or freeze leftovers for up to 3 months.

    Freeze: Lay rolled meatballs on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, freeze completely and transfer to a large Ziploc bag. Bake from frozen following recipe's instructions + 10 minutes.



      Serving: 1meatball | Calories: 44kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 19mg | Sodium: 114mg | Potassium: 109mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 206IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 1mg
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