Mexican Meatballs with Queso Blanco for #SundaySupper

Mexican Meatballs with Queso Blanco Well, the big game day is here. Living in Denver and being an avid Bronco fan for over thirty years, my excitement and anticipation is at a high level. As a matter of fact Denver has been Orange Power Bronco-crazed this whole season. One can only imagine how we’ve acted the last two weeks. So I’ll go ahead get it over early in this post…GO BRONCOS!

This is my second participation with the #SundaySupper Movement and I’m really enjoying the folks I’ve met. What a great group. I’ve found many talented and top-shelf bloggers to follow, not to mention some incredible recipes that have filled up my Pinterest boards. I really appreciate being a member. And if you’re not familiar, the #SundaySupper was started by Isabel over at Family Foodie as a project for “bringing back Sunday supper around the family table.”  Who can argue with that??? This Sunday’s theme is “Super Eats for Game Day.” All I can say is, I can’t wait to browse what everyone has posted. Is there anything better that Football Food?

A couple of months ago I ran across this recipe for Queso Blanco over at Mary’s Barefeet In The Kitchen blog. What a great recipe, creamy, spicy smooth and cheesy, this was a keeper. I’ve prepared it a couple of times for a simple appetizer with corn chips. It’s easy and delicious! Stepping outside the bowl, why not let this dip become a part of a bigger picture? I decided to make some Mexican flavored meatballs and serve them drizzled with this creamy goodness. Spicy flavored meatballs dripping in cheesy bliss? Yes, please…and yum!

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Mexican Meatballs
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Serves: 6
  • 1.5 lbs lean ground beef
  • ½ C. milk
  • 1 C old fashioned oats (or panko bread crumbs)
  • 1 egg
  • ½ yellow onion, very fine chopped
  • 1 T. olive oil
  • 2 T. chili powder
  • 1 T. cumin
  • 1 t. coriander
  • 1 T. paprika
  • 1 t. garlic powder
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray a baking sheet with Pam. Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Once well mixed, form the meat into small meatballs. I usually get about 20. Arrange meatballs on a baking sheet and bake 15 or 20 minutes.
  2. To serve, place meatballs on a serving platter and drizzle with the Queso Blanco.

For the Queso Blanco:
5.0 from 9 reviews
Queso Blanco
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  • ½ lb White American Cheese, roughly chopped into 1" pieces
  • 4 tablespoons Hatch green chiles, roasted, peeled, chopped. Canned will also work
  • 1 tablespoon pickled jalapeno slices, diced fine
  • 1 tablespoon juice from the pickled jalapenos
  • ⅓ cup milk
  • ¼ cup water
  • ½ t. cumin
  1. Combine all ingredients in a medium size glass bowl. Microwave for five minutes, pausing to stir after every minute. Serve hot.

Heritage Title Supports Broncos This past Friday the city was declared “United in Orange.” And of course our company stepped up to the task by asking each of our twenty branches to dress in Bronco Orange and Blue colors. Here’s our Highlands Ranch team “rockin’ it” banner style. Nicole, Stacie, Jenn, Coey and myself.

Make sure you check out all the Game Day deliciousness we are sharing this Sunday!

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    • says

      Thanks Hezzie-D. I agree with putting that stuff on anything. And I have to admit, these meatballs ended up very flavorful. I was pretty proud of myself on these.

    • says

      Thanks for cheering on my participation in #SS and those Broncos. Such an exciting day for Bronco fans everywhere. And so fun that I actually know a couple of people who are attending the game today. These meatballs were really flavorful Roz. Hope you give them a try one of these days. Go Broncos.

    • says

      Boy if I were you, I’d be finding someone from that restaurant and begging for the recipe. Too bad when restaurants close, especially ones that serve a favorite food. Thanks for stopping by and I must try your wings very soon.

  1. says

    I nearly keeled over when I saw your title, then even more with the first picture, and then reading the actual recipe just about did me in. These look so, so, so AMAZING!!! And perfectly right up my alley. Hatch chiles AND pickled jalapenos??? Plus meatballs?? OMG, it’s almost too much. Definitely pinning and making these. Wow! So glad you’re here with us on #SS! :)
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    • says

      I was really pleased with my meatballs and the flavor. And of course Queso Blanco is a no-brainer delicious. Heading over to see about your Dr. Pepper Turkey Chili. And forpittysake don’t keel over, you have to cheer on my Broncos. :)

    • says

      I’m shocked at the outcome of the game. I’ve not seen us play that badly ever. Anyway, great season with lots of good times. And yes, Peyton Manning is a hero for football.

  2. says

    Great minds think alike – I made queso fundido for the game. They were good, but I’ve got to say I think your version with the meatballs looks slicker and tastier. I think it’d be great for a crowd. Thanks for sharing!
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  3. says

    Absolutely delicious looking meatballs, Lea Ann! So disappointed re the game…imagine Denver is bummed out, but thought the sportsmanship on everyone’s part was wonderful to behold.

  4. Happier Than A Pig in Mud says

    The meatballs truly look amazing! I love that each of you has a different style shirt on in the pic-how fun! I’m bummed about the outcome of the game too, on to next season:@)

  5. says

    Cancel the missing friend report. Catching up on your blog has been on my list for far too long – but I wanted to have some time to savor the pictures and recipes. This looks sinfully decadent – love the idea of Mexican meatballs! We had queso fundido (Pioneer Woman’s recipe ish) and it was a hit. Would have been twice as nice with some of your meatballs. :)
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    • says

      Missing friend report cancelled! :) Queso Fundido has been on my list for a long time. I’ve been eyeing a Rick Bayless recipe, I’ll have to Google Pioneer Woman’s version.

  6. says

    Probably shouldn’t mention that I am live in Washington—SeaHawks Land. Who doesn’t love a meatball. I think I make a great meatball. But your meatballs are greater than my meatballs for sure. I never thought of putting a Mexican spin on a meatball. Recently I have two versions of an Asian meatball both of which gave new meaning to the word savory.

    • says

      No, don’t mention Seahawk land please! :) We’re still not over it. Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to comment. Heading over to your site right now.


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