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Nutritional Recipes

Mexican Meatballs

Written by COA Nutrition Team On September 17, 2021

These Mexican Meatballs are wonderfully spiced, with a ground turkey base for a delicious appetizer, side, or part of a main!


  • 1 pound turkey, ground
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup bread crumbs, plain
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, ground
  • 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 15-ounce black beans, canned
  • 8-ounce corn, canned
  • 2 medium tomatoes, red
  • 1/3 cup chicken broth, low-sodium
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon cumin, ground


  1. In a large bowl mix together turkey, eggs, bread crumbs, salt and pepper. Shape into 1-inch meatballs.
  2. Heat oil in a skillet over medium. Add meatballs and cook for 4-6 minutes turning to brown all sides.
  3. Drain and rinse beans; add to skillet with drained corn. Chop tomatoes and stir into skillet with broth, lime juice and cumin. Reduce heat and cover. Cook for 3-5 minutes or until meatballs are no longer pink in the center.
  4. Serve hot with brown rice/quinoa, guacamole and pico de gallo. Or serve as an appetizer!

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