Let me start by saying: I love meatloaf and I love meatballs. So trying to find recipes for them has become quite the past time of mine. We’ve started making more meatballs than meatloaf and I was looking for a twist on the basic meatball recipe. Not that I don’t enjoy a good, basic meatball or easy meatball recipes, but I wanted to spice things up a bit. Or at least change it up it a bit while still maintaining the classic meatball ingredients that we’ve come to enjoy. I almost thought we were done with meatballs since the weather was finally starting to warm up and I didn’t want to use the oven so much.
But the recent string of cooler weather has given me the perfect opportunity to test out a new meatball recipe.
We had these Tex Mex meatballs for dinner with a taco salad, but you could also serve these as a side dish to cheese quesadillas. It’s really only one or two additions or changes to a basic meatball recipe to create this super simple twist.
Meatball recipes are one of those things that I will never get tired of looking for. And as long as I have a willing taste tester, I will keep bringing you the recipes that have worked for us. I’ve found, over the past few months, that working with a meatball recipe is so much more versatile than a meatloaf recipe.
And that many meatloaf recipes can easily be adapted to become a meatball recipe.
We also love sneaking vegetables into our meatloaf and meatball recipes, just for some added depth, texture, and flavor. So far, Squeaker has appreciated our efforts far more than Sweet B.
Have you tried our spinach, sausage, and turkey meatball recipe yet?
Does your family enjoy meatballs or meatloaf? What are some of your favorite ingredients to put in them?