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Taco Pork Meatballs

  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 35 min
  • Servings 4

Mexican shredded cheese, taco seasoning mix and serrano chile give these easy oven-baked pork meatballs a big flavor boost. Serve with guacamole dipping sauce for an irresistible appetizer, or get creative and make them part of your weekly taco night! MORE + LESS -

Ingredients

Meatballs

1
lb ground pork
1
egg
1/2
cup Progresso™ plain panko bread crumbs
1/3
cup shredded Mexican cheese blend
2
tablespoons (from 1-oz package) Old El Paso™ original taco seasoning mix
2
tablespoons chopped green onions
1
tablespoon chopped seeded serrano chile
1/2
teaspoon salt

Guacamole Dipping Sauce

1
medium avocado, pitted, peeled and diced
1
tablespoon lime juice
2
tablespoons chopped green onions
1
tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro leaves
1/4
teaspoon salt

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 400°F. Line 15x10x1-inch pan with foil. Spray with cooking spray.
  • 2
    In large bowl, mix Meatball ingredients until well combined. Using rounded tablespoon measure, shape 20 (1 1/2-inch)meatballs; place in pan. Bake 15 to 18 minutes or until no longer pink in the center (at least 165°F).
  • 3
    Meanwhile, in small bowl, add avocado and lime juice; mash with fork until nearly smooth. Add 2 tablespoons green onions, the cilantro and 1/4 teaspoon salt; stir until completely combined. Refrigerate until ready to serve with meatballs.
  • To dice avocado, cut in half and remove pit. Using large spoon, scoop flesh from skin. Place one half avocado cut side down on cutting board. Make two horizontal cuts to make three planks, then cut lengthwise into strips. Turn 90 degrees and cut again. Repeat with other half of avocado.

Expert Tips

  • Timesaver: Use prepared guacamole instead of making the dipping sauce.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
410
Calories from Fat
240
% Daily Value
Total Fat
27g
41%
Saturated Fat
9g
44%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
130mg
44%
Sodium
820mg
34%
Potassium
500mg
14%
Total Carbohydrate
16g
5%
Dietary Fiber
2g
10%
Sugars
1g
Protein
27g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%
8%
Vitamin C
6%
6%
Calcium
10%
10%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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