Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Cheesy Taco Stuffed Meatballs

Taco Cheese Stuffed Meatballs are a fun twist for Taco Tuesdays! This easy meatball recipe is taken to the next level with your favorite taco flavors and colby jack cheese.

Meatballs are great because they are simple to prepare, can be flavored in so many ways and are perfect for feeding a large crowd.

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Everyone is sure to enjoy these colby jack cheese stuffed meatballs.

Not only do they have that wonderful taco flavor, but, these meatballs have a hidden surprise. Ooey-gooey cheese just waiting to escape the meatball.

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Helpful Tips to make Taco Cheese Stuffed Meatballs:

  • Do not overmix the meat or you can end up with tough meatballs.
  • Use a cookie dough or ice cream scoop to get uniform meatballs.
  • Be sure to fully seal the cheese within the meatballs or all of the cheese will ooze out while broiling.
  • To make extra meatballs to keep in the freezer, double or triple this recipe. Transfer extra meatballs to a rimmed baking sheet and freeze completely. Then transfer frozen meatballs to a ziploc bag or container.
  • This recipe makes a mild flavored taco meatball. If you prefer extra taco flavor, double the amount of taco seasoning.

What you will need to make Taco Cheese Stuffed Meatballs:

  • Large mixing bowlYou will need a bowl large enough for the ingredients and your hands.
  • Sharp knifeThis recipe requires the cheese to be cut into cubes. A good, sharp knife is always handy to have in the kitchen.
  • Rimmed baking sheetused for everything from cookies to roasting, a good baking pan will last for years.


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Easy Dinner
Yield: 15 large meatballs

Taco Cheese Stuffed Meatballs

Taco Cheese Stuffed Meatballs are a fun twist for Taco Tuesdays! This easy meatball recipe is taken to the next level with taco seasoning and colby jack cheese.


  • 2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 1 package taco seasoning (or 2 Tablespoons Homemade Seasoning)
  • 6 ounces Colby Jack cheese - cut into cubes


  1. Mix beef, bread crumbs, eggs, milk and taco seasoning until just combined. Do not over mix.
  2. Scoop out 4 tablespoons of beef mixture, flatten then place cheese cube into the center. Bring the edges together to form a ball. Ensure that the meatball is completely sealed.
  3. Transfer meatballs to a greased rimmed baking sheet.
  4. Freeze meatballs on baking sheet for 10-15 minutes to firm up.
  5. Raise oven rack to top and preheat broiler on high.
  6. Broil meatballs on high for 10-12 minutes or until cooked through. Some cheese may escape while broiling.

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  1. They look Delicious.
    For some of my family members who have an iron stomach, some diced up Hot peppers will have to be added to the meat mixture; some with a little heat and some not quite so hot.
    Thanks 4 sharing the recipe. My family will love these.

  2. You said to raise the oven rack to the top. Are you putting these in the oven or in the bottom where the broiler is.


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