Cheesy Taco Meatballs are great as an easy appetizer recipe, or add them to tortillas for a fun twist on tacos! They’re also low carb & gluten free!
If there’s one thing I know how to do, it’s how to throw one heck of a party!
Whether it’s my annual Superbowl Party, Christmas/Birthday Cocktail Party, or just a random football watch party, I go all out on the food and fun!
The weekend before Halloween I threw a pumpkin carving party, complete with tons of new dishes for my friends to try!
The boyfriend requested meatballs, so I came up with these Cheesy Taco Meatballs. Buffalo Cheesy Sausage Balls, Gluten Free Sweet Potato Sausage Balls and Sausage Stuffing Balls have been some of the most requested recipes for parties in the past, so I decided to stick with the sausage ball trend in this new, fun, spicy recipe!
How to Make Taco Meatballs
These meatballs are so easy to make! In a large bowl, combine pork sausage, cheddar cheese, cream cheese, diced green chilies and taco seasoning.
Form the mixture into 18-20 meatballs and sear in a large skillet. Pour hot sauce over the meatballs in the skillet, cover and simmer on low for 15-20 minutes.
What to serve with Taco Meatballs
The great thing about these meatballs is their versatility! They can be served with skewers as an appetizer, added to tortillas for tacos or served with Mexican Rice and Mexican Street Corn for a complete meal.
Can these Taco Meatballs be made vegetarian?
Yes! I’ve actually made these with soyrizo instead of the pork sausage and they are delicious!
Are Taco Meatballs low carb?
Yes! Each meatball only contains 1 gram of carbs making them low carb and perfect for those on the keto diet.
Serve them with the Ultimate Low Carb Nachos for a seriously delicious, low carb game day feast!
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Cheesy Taco Meatballs
- 2 lbs pork sausage
- 8 oz cream cheese softened & cubed
- 1 cup cheddar cheese shredded
- 4 oz diced green chilies
- ¼ cup taco seasoning click link for homemade recipe
- 12 oz hot sauce
- Combine the sausage, cream cheese, cheddar cheese, green chilies and taco seasoning in a large bowl.
- Form into 18-20 balls.
Place a large skillet or dutch oven on the stove over medium heat.
Add the meatballs to the skillet and brown on all sides for 2-3 minutes.
Once the meatballs are browned, pour the hot sauce over the balls.
Cover, reduce heat to low and simmer for 15-20 minutes.
Mild or hot pork sausage can be used. I used 1 lb mild and 1 lb hot to make these meatballs slightly spicy.
The spice of the meatballs will be determined by both the sausage and hot sauce you use. Feel free to adjust the level of spiciness to your liking. I used Pico Pica Hot Sauce for this recipe, as it's a family favorite!
To make these taco meatballs vegetarian, substitute 2 lbs soyrizo for the pork sausage.