Tamale Bites

Make these Tamale Bites meatballs ahead of time; chill and then bake as needed.

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Yield: 90


  • 2 cups crumbled corn bread
  • 1 (10 ounce) can mild enchilada sauce, divided use
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup (2 ounces) shredded Monterey jack cheese


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Combine corn bread crumbs, 1/2 cup of the enchilada sauce, and the salt. Add ground beef; mix well. Shape into 1-inch balls. Place in shallow baking pan.
  3. Bake, uncovered, for 18-20 minutes or until well done.
  4. Meanwhile, in small saucepan, heat together tomato sauce and the remaining enchilada sauce.
  5. Place cooked meatballs in chafing dish; pour sauce over and top with shredded cheese. Keep warm over low heat.
  6. Serve with wooden picks.