Sunday, July 25, 2010

Taco Meatball Subs

1 package taco seasoning
(or 1/4 cup if you have a big container like me)
1 1/2 lbs. ground beef
2 T. plain dry bread crumbs
1 T. oil
1 14oz. can crushed tomatoes, undrained
8 lettuce leaves
8 hot dog buns or sandwich rolls
Your favorite taco toppings such as shredded cheese, sour cream and guacamole

Combine 1 T. taco seasoning, beef and bread crumbs; shape into 24 balls. Heat oil over medium high heat and brown meatballs; drain if desired. Stir in tomatoes and remaining taco seasoning. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to low and simmer covered, stirring occasionally, 5 minutes or until meatballs are fully cooked.

To serve, arrange lettuce, then meatballs on buns. Spoon sauce over meatballs, then top with your favorite taco toppings.

From whence it came: I clipped this yum-e recipe out of a magazine while waiting in the beauty parlor while my mother-in-law was having her hair cut. Is that wrong? You know, now that I think about it, it's very wrong! Just last week I was with my teen daughter at the doctor and we saw this adorable watermelon cake on the front of a magazine. I flipped through the pages inside to check out the recipe (and possibly steal if for myself) only to discover that it had already been stolen! So, the conclusion I have come to is that it is wrong to take recipes from the magazines in beauty parlors and doctor's offices...unless you are me. Then it is fine!  (By the way, this is the only recipe I've ever really ripped from a magazine that didn't belong to me!) That's my story and I'm stickin' to it!

Why it's blogable: By now you should know that I am a lover of meat that has been shaped into balls! Italian! Mexican! I don't care...I love 'em all. One of my favorite recipes on this blog is Slow Cooker Cheese Stuffed Meatballs!  Thank you Paula Deen!  That gal knows how to make a mean meatball!  These sandwiches are really good!  My whole family likes 'em!  I feel pretty sure yours will, too!

Click here to get the printable:
Taco Meatball Subs

Hope you enjoy stirring it up!


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  2. I'm pretty sure I was the one who took the watermelon cake recipe out of the magazine. I saw it in an office (can't remember where) and I took it out hoping to make it this summer. Now that's karma for you!