A couple of weeks ago, I saw a tweet from Ro-Tel talking about a new product they’d just introduced. It was their tomato and green chili sauce. Well, one tweet led to another and before you know it I had a little box delivered to my door with a can of that sauce inside. They were nice enough to even include several recipes I might like to try using their new sauce. Just in time for Cinco de Mayo, too!
The recipe I chose to make first was this Tex-Mex Meatballs and Rice. The meatballs are baked and then coated with a delicious tomato and green chili sauce and the whole thing served over brown rice. We thoroughly enjoyed this recipe and hope you will, too.
This would be a delicious addition to your Cinco de Mayo menu. Or you could always make one of my other Mexican-inspired recipes from past posts. Maybe your folks would like the Machaca Burritos I made a while back:
Or these mouth-watering Carne Asada Tacos:
And what’s Cinco de Mayo without a big bowl of fresh Pico de Gallo?
Add a few cold Coronas or Dos Equis and you’re ready to party!
Baked beef meatballs in a mildly spiced tex-mex sauce served over brown rice
- Cooking spray
- 1 lb. ground beef
- 1/4 cup dry seasoned bread crumbs
- 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 1 egg
- 2 8 oz. cans Ro-Tel mild tomato and green chili sauce
- 1 10 oz. can Ro-Tel mild diced tomatoes and green chilies, drained
- 3 cups hot, cooked brown rice
- Preheat oven to 400.
- Spray a 13x9 inch glass baking dish with cooking spray and set aside.
- Combine beef, bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, and egg in a large bowl.
- Divide meat mixture into 18 portions and roll into meatballs.
- Place in baking dish and cook for 15 minutes or until meatballs are cooked through.
- Meanwhile, combine the tomato sauce and drained tomatoes in a large microwave safe bowl.
- Cover and microwave on high for two minutes. Keep warm.
- When done, remove meatballs from the oven and transfer to the tomato sauce. Stir together coating meatballs well with the sauce.
- Serve over rice.
Recipe copyright Ro-Tel (ConAgra Foods)
More ideas you might enjoy for Cinco de Mayo:
- 20 Enchilada Recipes compiled by Recipe Girl
- The BEST Fresh Margarita from Creative Culinary
- Cinco de Mayo Recipes from Tabasco
- The Happy Housewife’s Cinco de Mayo recipes
- More Cinco de Mayo recipes from MyRecipes.com
What I was cooking…
- One year ago: Black Beans and Saffron Rice
- Two years ago: Caramel Layer Cake
- Three years ago: Zucchini “Fries”