Slow Cooker Meatballs in Spicy Mexican Cheese Sauce

Mexican Meatballs in Cheese Sauce
Meatballs in Spicy Mexican Style Cheese Sauce. Diana Rattray
Ratings (12)
  • Total: 2 hrs 35 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 2 hrs 15 mins
  • Yield: 3 to 4 dozen (12-16 servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
265 Calories
13g Fat
10g Carbs
26g Protein
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

You can serve these cheesy meatballs as an appetizer or main dish.  Feel free to add some chopped jalapeno peppers or a some ground cayenne for extra heat.

These meatballs are delicious served with rice or lower carb roasted cauliflower. Or make the meatballs small and serve as an appetizer with tortilla chips. 

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 1 envelope McCormick meatloaf seasoning mix (or similar)
  • 2 large eggs (lightly beaten)
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup bread crumbs
  • 16 ounces Velveeta cheese (cubed or shredded)
  • 1 envelope taco seasoning mix
  • 1 can/4 ounces  mild green chili peppers (chopped)
  • 3/4 cup water

Steps to Make It

  1. Heat the oven to 350 F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil.

  2. Mix ground beef and meatloaf seasoning with the egg, 1/3 cup of milk, and bread crumbs. Shape into meatballs and arrange on the prepared baking pan. Bake for 15 minutes, until the meatballs browned.

  3. Put the cheese, taco seasoning, peppers, and 1/2 cup of water in the slow cooker. Cover and cook on LOW, frequently stirring until melted. Thin the sauce with more water, as desired.

  4. Drain the meatballs on paper towels and then add to the cheese sauce. Cover and cook on LOW 2 to 3 hours.

Serve the meatballs hot from the slow cooker.