Saucy Meatballs | GOYA

Saucy Meatballs

Meatballs - Latin Style!

You can count on GOYA® for the ultimate family-style meatballs that are meltingly tender and bursting with flavor! Thanks to a happy blend of ground meat, GOYA® Breadcrumbs and a few of GOYA®’s famous spice blends, these saucy meatballs will become an instant family favorite. Try this super-tasty Latin-style meatball recipe tonight!

Serves 4

Prep time: 20 min.

Total time: 50 min.


2 tbsp. GOYA® Extra Virgin Olive Oil, divided

1 medium onion, finely chopped (about 1 cup)

1 green bell pepper, finely chopped (about 1 cup)

2 tbsp. GOYA® Minced Garlic

½ lb. ground beef (80% lean)

½ lb. lean ground pork

¼ cup GOYA® Breadcrumbs made with Sazonador Total

2 tbsp. finely chopped fresh cilantro, plus more to garnish, divided

2 packets Sazón GOYA® with Coriander and Annatto, divided

1 egg, lightly beaten

1 tbsp. GOYA® Sazonador Total

GOYA® Adobo All-Purpose Seasoning with Pepper, to taste

2 cans (8 oz. each) GOYA® Tomato Sauce

¼ tsp. GOYA® Oregano Leaf

Serve with:

2 cups cooked CANILLA® Extra Long Grain Rice


2 cups cooked GOYA® Pasta


1. Heat 1 tbsp. oil in large sauté pan over medium-high heat. Add onions, peppers and garlic; cook until vegetables are tender, about 7 minutes. Transfer half vegetable mixture to medium bowl. Set aside remaining vegetable mixture.
2. To bowl with cooked vegetables, add beef, pork, breadcrumbs, 1 tbsp, cilantro,1 packet sazon, egg, sazonador total and adobo, to taste. Gently mix meat mixture until combined. Using wet hands, form into 12 meatballs.
3. Heat remaining oil in large sauté pan. Add meatballs; cook until well browned on all sides, about 10 minutes. Transfer meatballs to paper towel-lined tray to drain.
4. Heat drippings over medium-high heat. Add reserved vegetables, tomato sauce, 2 cups water, oregano and 1 tbsp. cilantro to pan; bring to boil. Season sauce with adobo. Transfer meatballs to sauce; cover. Cook until sauce thickens and meatballs are cooked through, flipping meatballs every 5 minutes to coat in sauce, about 15 minutes more.
5. Serve over cooked rice or pasta; garnish with cilantro, if desired.
Tip By La Cocina Goya

Your most flavorful meatballs!

Not sure if you added enough GOYA® Adobo? To check the flavor of the meat before forming the whole batch of meatballs, cook a bite-sized piece of the meat mixture in a greased skillet until cooked through. Taste, and then adjust the seasoning, if necessary.

Featured Product

Sazón with Coriander and Annatto

Inside this box you'll find the secret to creating the authentic flavors of Latino cuisine. Goya Sazón’s special blend of seasonings makes every dish it graces taste truly exceptional.