"It's your classic Italian entree with a Mexican kick! The crumbled corn tostadas, chili powders, chili peppers, and chipotle peppers are the difference from your run-of-the-mill meatballs and sauce. The lean turkey makes it very healthy!" — Sachin K.
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1 1/2 teaspoons
Mexican-style chili Powder
guajillo chile powder
ground black pepper
grated Parmesan cheese
onion, finely chopped
jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
Anaheim (New Mexico) chile pepper, seeded and minced
tostada shells, crushed into fine crumbs
1 (16 ounce) package
1 (14.5 ounce) can
chipotle chile in adobo sauce, finely chopped
1 (24 ounce) jar
taco seasoning mix
Really tastes different that your standard spag & meatballs -- has a killer kick! I added cumin to the meatballs and sauce, b/c if it's Mexican I feel ya gotta have the cumin, and also added a diced jalapeno to the sauce. Great variance to a weeknight staple!
I added more cheese to the meatballs and or under cooked them a tad bit, cause the consistancy was off. My children didnt like the meatballs, but ate the sauce and noodles. My husband however, enjoyed it all very much. it was okay to me, the spice was nice, but too much sauce and had a hassle getting all the different peppers.
I forgot to add that 3-5 cloves minced garlic should be added to the ground meat mixture. Enjoy!
I made this exactly as written and garnished with cilantro and loved it. I could not find guajillo powder but I did find whole dried guajillo chile's in my Hispanic section. Before tossing them in my old coffee grinder for powder I sliced them open and removed the seeds. I decided to dig a hole and toss the seeds in my garden a couple of weeks ago and I have a couple dozen pepper plants coming up. Not sure what will become of them but it was fun. This Mexican twist was a nice change from your every day spaghetti. Thanks for sharing!
I used beef not turkey. Left out the hot peppers and put in a can of Ro-tel instead of tomatoes. It was wonderful!
5 Stars for the idea because I Totally changed it to a "Mexican Style Spaghetti Meat Sauce." This may not seem a "fair" review in some peoples eyes, but I REALLY appreciate the idea!
Use ground beef and eliminate tostadas, bread crumbs, olive oil (unless using a real lean meat), essentially all the meatball stuff. Brown meat with remaining meatball ingredients. Combine sauce ingredients and cook together in a saucepan then combine with meat and serve over pasta. 1 or 2 pounds of meat? I don't know, I'll have to figure that out. 1 or 2 pounds of pasta? Same thing. It's going to be fun working on this one! :-)
Wonderful. Whole family loved it!! I added about 1 t minced garlic to the meatball mixture and the sauce. In addition I used a 15 oz can of tomato sauce instead of diced tomatoes. I will make this again for sure.
thanks for the healthy recipe.. I like chicken meatballs more than beef ones
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Mexican-Style Spaghetti and Meatballs
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 137
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