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Mexican meatballs

1.5 serves of vegetables in each serve

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 20 minutes

Serves: 4

  1.5 serves of vegetables per serve

Diet and Allergies:


Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 20 minutes

Serves: 4

  1.5 serves of vegetables per serve

Diet and Allergies:



500g lean beef mince  
½ tin red kidney beans, drained, rinsed
1 small red onion, chopped  
¾ cup corn kernels  
2 tbsp coriander, finely chopped  
½ tbsp our Healthy taco seasoning mix (see below)
½ cup our Mexican salsa
Olive oil spray  


Healthy taco seasoning mix 
1 tsp garlic powder 
1 tsp onion powder 
1 tsp dried oregano 
2 tsp paprika 
6 tsp ground cumin 
1 tsp salt 
½ tsp ground pepper 


Step 1 

Preheat oven to 180°C.  Line a large baking tray with baking paper.  

Step 2

Combine the beef, beans, onion, corn, coriander, taco mix and salsa in a large bowl.  Mix well.  Form into 2.5cm round balls or 20 round balls.

Step 3

Place on baking tray.  Spray with oil.  Bake for 20 minutes or until cooked through.  

Serving suggestion

  • Serve with salad or our guacamole. 
  • Use this mix to make Mexican burger patties.  Simply split into 4 equal portions and shape into burger patties.  

Ingredient swaps

  • You can use a commercial taco or fajita seasoning mix and salsa to save time. 
  • You can use ½ tbsp of ground cumin in place of taco seasoning. 

Budget tip

  • You can save money by using home brand beans and corn. 

Reduce waste

  • Use left over red kidney beans and corn kernels in a burrito bowl. 
  • Leftover meatballs can be frozen in an airtight container. 

Nutrition tip

  • Choose lean beef mince instead of regular fat mince to reduce saturated fat intake.    
  • This recipe is good for adding more veg into diets. 

Healthy taco seasoning mix 

Mix everything together in a small bowl.  Store in an airtight container until required.  

This mix can be stored in a airtight jar for up to six months. 


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