Mexican meatballs

Mexican meatballs with tomato salsa are a perfect and tasty snack for a party or drink. You can give the balls a Mexican twist by adding cheddar and pieces of jalapeño. The salsa is super easy to make and fits perfectly with the spicy balls. A meatball with salsa contains only 1.5 grams of carbohydrates hence it’s an ideal snack if you follow a strict keto diet. Bon Appetite!

 

  • 500 gr ground beef
  • 1 tbsp almond flour
  • 1 jalapeño pepper
  • 85 gr grated cheddar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 clove garlic pressed
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp paprika powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Salsa

  • 400 gr peeled tomatoes
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp salt
  • a handful parsley, finely chopped
  • lime juice to taste
  1. Preheat the convection oven to 190 degrees. Cut the jalapeño pepper into small pieces on a large cutting board. Add the chopped pepper to a large bowl along with the remaining meatball ingredients.
  2. Mix the ingredients well with your hands in the bowl. Form the minced meat into approx. 15 meatballs. Put the balls on a baking tray lined with parchment paper. Bake the balls for about 20 minutes in the preheated oven.
  3. Make the salsa by adding all the salsa ingredients to a blender. Turn on the blender until the salsa has the desired consistency. Add the salsa toa bowl and put it covered in the fridge for a while.
  4. Serve the meatballs with the salsa and sour cream and spring onion if desired. Enjoy your meal!
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