Appetizers & Side Dishes

Meatballs with Chorizo and Cheese

Prep Time: 30 min  |  Cook Time: 30 min  |  Servings: 64 apps  |  Calories: 581
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Meatballs with Chorizo and Cheese
Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
30 min
64 apps

These bite-size appetizers are made with mouthwatering chorizo sausage mixed with onion, garlic, ground beef and freshly chopped herbs. Then douse these meatballs in a spicy marinara sauce and top with melting Sargento® Shredded Authentic Mexican Cheese for incredible flavor.

  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1-1/2 cups minced onion
  • 1 Tbsp. minced garlic
  • 1 lb. lean ground beef
  • 1 lb. chorizo sausage, casings removed
  • 2 cups (8 oz.) Sargento® Shredded Authentic Mexican Cheese
  • 1 cup soft breadcrumbs
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup chopped Italian parsley
  • 1 Tbsp. chopped fresh thyme
  • 2 cups spicy marinara or pasta sauce
  1. Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add onion and garlic; cook 8 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; cool.
  2. In a large bowl, combine remaining ingredients except pasta sauce. Add onion mixture; mix well. Shape heaping tablespoons of meat mixture into small balls; place on large foil-lined baking sheet. Cook in preheated 400°F oven 18 to 20 minutes or until browned and cooked through.
  3. Place meatballs in two large skillets. Spoon 1 cup pasta sauce over meatballs in each skillet. Cover; cook over medium-low heat 5 minutes. Turn meatballs over; cover and continue cooking 5 to 8 minutes or until meatballs and sauce are heated through. Serve as an appetizer with toothpicks or as a main dish served over rice or pasta.

Serving Size 64 apps

Calories 581

*Percent Daily Values (DV) are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Amount/Serving %DV*
Total Fat 37.90g 58%
Sat. Fat 15.10g 74%
Mono Unsat. Fat 15.70g
Poly Unsat. Fat 3.00g
Cholesterol 152mg 51%
Sodium 1086mg 46%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 7%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 0g
Protein 36g
Vitamin A 144RE
Vitamin C 28mg 47%
Calcium 275mg 27%
Iron 4mg 22%