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Taco Ranch Meatballs


  • Author: Amy @ The Blond Cook
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: Approximately 32 meatballs 1x
  • Category: Appetizers
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: Mexican
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Description

These Taco Ranch Meatballs with a zesty taco ranch dipping sauce are packed full of flavor and so EASY to prepare!


Ingredients

  • 1 (1-ounce) package taco seasoning (reserve 1-1/2 teaspoons for dipping sauce)
  • 1 cup prepared ranch dressing
  • 2 pounds lean ground beef (I used 93%)
  • 3/4 cup plain bread crumbs
  • 3/4 cup shredded Mexican cheese blend
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon ranch seasoning mix (from a packet)
  • Fresh chopped cilantro, for topping/garnish (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F.  Line 2 rimmed baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Prepare the dipping sauce by stirring ranch dressing and 1-1/2 teaspoons of the taco seasoning together in a small bowl until combined.  Cover and refrigerate.
  3. Combine the ground beef, bread crumbs, cheese, eggs, ranch seasoning and the remainder of the taco seasoning from the packet in a large bowl.
  4. Form into 1-1/2 inch balls (about 2 tablespoons of mixture for each ball) and place on the prepared baking sheets.
  5. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until meatballs are browned, fully cooked and no longer pink in the center.
  6. Sprinkle with fresh chopped cilantro, if desired and serve with dipping sauce.