Mexicano Meatballs

Mexicano Meatballs

Easy meatballs in a creamy mex-taco sauce!
4.80 from 15 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 hours
Total Time 5 hours 5 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Meatballs, Mexican
Servings 6


  • 3L or larger slow cooker


  • 2 trays ready-made meatballs (raw) – I used 2 x trays of 20 small pork and veal meatballs per tray
  • 300 ml cooking cream
  • 300 g jar of salsa – we prefer mild but you can use hot
  • 2 pkts taco seasoning mix – we prefer the reduced salt version


  • Combine the cooking cream, salsa and taco mix and pour into slow cooker
  • Place meatballs, raw, into sauce mixture
  • Cook on low for 5hrs
  • When cooking meatballs, do not stir until at least 2-3hrs into cooking time. The meatballs are then sealed by that point, and you can stir gently to mix through sauce occasionally from then on and they won't break apart at all 🙂
  • We served ours on a potato and chive mash
  • Note: We use ready-made, raw meatballs in this recipe for a quick easy meal. However, if you prefer to use your own home-made meatballs you can absolutely do so using your usual favourite meatball recipe. Then just add those to the sauce as per recipe and continue.
Keyword Meatballs, Mexican, Taco

19 thoughts on “Mexicano Meatballs”

  1. 5 stars
    Achieved the holy grail with these. A meal that was quick, easy, inexpensive and delicious. Even the kids thought so! I served it with microwave Mexican rice for a quick after sport dinner, will definitely be making its way into our regular rotation.

  2. 5 stars
    OMG these are so delicious and so easy to make… my husband asked when I can make them again.. and he is a fuzzy eater.. so I guess this is going to be my easy go to food when I am in a hurry in the morning..

  3. 4 stars
    Was very tasty, next time I will add just 1 packet of seasoning as others found it a little spicy whereas I like a little spice and I loved it

  4. 5 stars
    Oh man this was delicious. My husband nearly licked his plate clean ?
    I used one packet of pre-made meatballs.
    I have two of my three grown up boys coming home next week, so I will make this again with two
    trays of meat balls.

  5. 5 stars
    This is one of our favourite dishes, always thinking there will be plenty for another meal but nope always gone in one sitting.

  6. Thank you for this recipe, so easy and delicious. I did not have cooking cream so subbed coconut cream and it worked well, also added a couple of tins of Edgells Mexican bean mix for the last hour to stretch it further.

  7. 5 stars
    Absolutely delish! This was a winner with my family Served ours with mash & corn cobs. Husband & kids gobbled it up

  8. 5 stars
    Another great recipe.
    Easy and little bit spicy as I used medium salsa.
    Served with rice and veg.
    Next time I’d like to try in a burrito.

  9. made these delicious, halfed all ingredients an cooked in 1.5 sc, so tasty will definitely make again, thanks , Pauline

  10. 5 stars
    Oh my! This is delicious ? and so simple. Will be putting it in the favourites list. Thankyou for the recipe ?

  11. 5 stars
    Loved how versatile these meatballs are. We only used 1 tray of meatballs and some garlic as it’s only the 2 of us. Tonight we had them as meatball subs with fresh bread rolls. The leftovers we will have with spaghetti. Thankyou for easy and versatile recipes Paulene and all contributors.

  12. 4 stars
    These are really good, very easy to make, taste soo good, even the grandkids enjoyed them. I will definitely be making them a lot more. They freeze well too

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