Barb Hodgens
Barb Hodgens

Barb Hodgens loves to cook with alternative, healthy whole food ingredients, with a focus on gut health. Barb has overcome her own gut health issues through healthy eating. Share your ideas, comments and photos at the end of this post :)

Mexican meatballs

Mexican meatballs - the very definition of comfort food!

These Mexican meatballs are the very definition of comfort food; warming, cheesy and baked in a tasty homemade tomato, sweet pepper and jalapeno sauce that makes them moist and melt in your mouth delicious! 

Fresh Jalapeños, in the meatball and the sauce, make this dish sing with authentic Mexican flavour, so don’t be afraid to use the quantity we suggest. Jalapeños are really not spicy and have a mild taste that even kids will enjoy. Whatever ‘heat’ these little peppers have is in their seeds and the white membrane inside, so the super sensitive can simply cut this away. For more kick, however, add some hotter chilli variety.

Mexican jalapeños

Mexican meatballs are wonderful served over steamed rice (or cauliflower rice). You can lap up the sauce with some grain free tortilla options such as our black bean tacos, red lentil or buckwheat wraps. For next level yum, dollop the meatballs with homemade cultured sour cream or fresh quark.

Why not grind a double batch (or more)? Extra freshly ground Mexican meatball mixture in the freezer will make pre-planning future Mexican meals a walk in the park.

Tip: Roll the balls small and serve as appetisers – you can dip with a toothpick in the sauce or go simple and leave the sauce out entirely. They are very tasty plain.

Mexican meatballs

Mexican meatballs

Mexican meatballs

Mexican meatballs

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Mexican meatballs