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Meatballs with grilled zucchini and grilled onions on a small plate
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5 from 2 votes

Carne Asada Meatballs

All the flavor of traditional carne asada infused into meatballs.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: carne asada, meatballs, mexican recipe
Servings: 12 meatballs

Ingredients

Meatballs

  • lb ground beef use ground meat of choice
  • 1 green onion chopped
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • handful of cilantro stems off and chopped
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp almond flour

Marinade

  • ¼ cup green onion chopped; about 2 onions
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • ¼ cup cilantro stems off and chopped
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • ½ tsp salt adjust to taste
  • cup lime juice about 3 large limes
  • ½ cup beef broth

Instructions

Meatballs

  • Preheat oven to 400° and line baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone mat.
  • In a large bowl combine all of the ingredients for meatballs and, using your hands, mix just until combined.
  • Use about 3 tbsp of mixture to shape into meatballs and place on baking sheet. For evenly sized meatballs use a cookie scoop.
  • Place baking sheet in oven and bake for 17-20 minutes until cooked through. Adjust time based on your oven.

Marinade

  • While the meatballs are cooking, combine the marinade ingredients in a small bowl and place the mixture in a large pan over medium heat.
  • Simmer and let it reduce a little to slightly thicken the marinade.
  • Add meatballs to pan and toss them in marinade.