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Taco Meatballs Appetizer

Updated: Nov 25, 2023

Taco Meatballs

Delicious and cheesy Taco Meatballs Appetizer recipe! Learn to make these flavorful bites with ground beef, spices, and a gooey pepper jack surprise!

Taco Meatballs Appetizer


  • 2 pounds of ground beef

  • 1 Tablespoon garlic powder

  • 1 Tablespoon chili powder

  • 1 Tablespoon ground cumin

  • ½ Tablespoon kosher salt

  • ½ Tablespoon ground black pepper

  • 1 small bag of corn tortilla chips

  • 1 small block of pepper Jack cheese

  • 1 small can dice jalapenos

  • 4 eggs


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F

  2. In a bowl, combine the ground beef with the jalapenos, garlic, cumin, chili powder, salt, and pepper

  3. Cut the pepper jack cheese into ½ inch cubes and set ..aside.

  4. Beat the eggs and set them in a shallow pan

  5. Crush the tortilla chips and place them in another shallow pan.

  6. Make meatballs with the ground beef, adding a piece of diced cheese into the center of each meatball. Place the meatballs on a baking tray

  7. One by one, dip the meatballs into the egg mixture to cover thoroughly, then roll in the crushed tortilla chips, placing them back on the baking tray

  8. When you finish dredging the meatballs, place them into the preheated oven for about 10-12 minutes to reach an internal temperature of 165 degrees F, and the cheese is melted inside

Serve with salsa and sour cream.

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