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Taco Balls!

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Serves 8 balls | Prep Time 15 minutes | Cook Time 20 minutes


1/2 Lb. Ground Turkey (or beef, choose your poison)

1/2 cup Mexican blend shredded cheese

1 egg, lightly beaten

~1/2 cup of breadcrumbs (use more/less depending on wetness of ingredients)

1/3 cp extra-diced white onion

3 cloves of garlic (personally thought it could have used more) (but that's b/c I'm afraid of vampires).

2 stalks of green onions chopped fine

2 tbs. of chopped cilantro

1 tbs. ground cumin

1/2 tsp chili powder

1/8 tsp garlic salt

1/8 tsp ground pepper

Note: Everything is to taste so if you like more of something... Toss it in the pot!

Preheat oven to 450 degrees

Throw all the ingredients into a mixing bowl at once.

Mix with hands, and form balls and put on greased cookie sheet

Bake for about ~20 minutes.

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I made this recipe because I was in need of quick meals that were South Beach friendly. They are perfect!!

thank you for your reply I am making these today!

I used fat free sour cream and tomatillo salsa. Although I think that tomatillo salsa makes the world spin :)

can anyone recommend a sauce for these? thanks!

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