Saucy Meatballs

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Prep time

20m

Total time

50m

Yields

4

Servings

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La Cocina Goya

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!

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1

medium onion, finely chopped (about 1 cup)

1

green bell pepper, finely chopped (about 1 cup)

½ lb.

ground beef (80% lean)

½ lb.

lean ground pork

2 tbsp.

finely chopped fresh cilantro, plus more to garnish, divided

2 packets

Sazón GOYA® with Coriander and Annatto, divided

1

egg, lightly beaten

2 cans (8 oz. each)

GOYA® Tomato Sauce

Serve with:

Or

2 cups

cooked GOYA® Pasta

Directions

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Step 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.

Step 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.

Step 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.

Step 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.

Step 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.

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