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!
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
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.|
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.