Mexican Meatballs in Chilli Con Carne

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recipe by Tenina Holder tenina.com

  • Time icon
    Total Time
    35mins
  • Serves icon
    Serves
    5
  • Calories icon
    Calories
    1085
based on 1 ratings

A simple recipe for really delicious family food. Perfect for cold nights when you just want to get stuck into something hearty and warming. The meatballs on their own make a wonderful appetizer with a salsa, and the chili can be served on its own as a vegetarian option.

recipe updated Oct 31, 2018

Ingredients

  • Fresh parsley icon
    Fresh parsley
    31g
  • Cilantro icon
    Cilantro
    14g
  • Ground beef icon
    Ground beef
    1000g
  • Egg icon
    Egg
    100g
  • Ground cumin icon
    Ground cumin
    8g
  • Dried oregano icon
    Dried oregano
    1g
  • Garlic powder icon
    Garlic powder
    3g
  • Paprika icon
    Paprika
    2g
  • Sea salt icon
    Sea salt
    13g
  • Black pepper icon
    Black pepper
    0g
  • Extra virgin olive oil icon
    Extra virgin olive oil
    as needed
  • Onion icon
    Onion
    140g
  • Garlic clove icon
    Garlic clove
    18g
  • Fresh chili icon
    Fresh chili
    40g
  • Red bell pepper icon
    Red bell pepper
    150g
  • Extra virgin olive oil icon
    Extra virgin olive oil
    44ml
  • Tomato icon
    Tomato
    400g
  • Tomato paste icon
    Tomato paste
    70g
  • Umami paste icon
    Umami paste
    35g
  • Zucchini icon
    Zucchini
    195g
  • Canned red kidney beans icon
    Canned red kidney beans
    400g
  • Canned borlotti beans icon
    Canned borlotti beans
    400g
  • Corn kernels icon
    Corn kernels
    200g

Tools

  • kCook icon Spatula
  • kCook icon TM5
  • kCook icon Varoma dish
  • kCook icon TM5 bowl
  • kCook icon Small bowl
  • kCook icon Large mixing bowl
  • kCook icon Large serving bowl
  • kCook icon Frying pan

Step preview

  1. Prep and set aside onion: halved
  2. Prep and set aside fresh chili: deseeded
  3. Prep and set aside red bell pepper: deseeded & quartered
  4. Prep and set aside tomato: halved
  5. Prep and set aside zucchini: quartered & sliced
  6. Prep and set aside canned red kidney beans: drained & rinsed
  7. Prep and set aside canned borlotti beans: drained & rinsed
  8. Fit the TM5 bowl to TM5
  9. Add fresh parsley
  10. Add cilantro
  11. Chop for approx 5s
  12. Transfer content of TM5 bowl to small bowl
  13. Get a clean large mixing bowl
  14. Add ground beef
  15. Add egg
  16. Add ground cumin
  17. Add dried oregano
  18. Add garlic powder
  19. Add paprika
  20. Add sea salt
  21. Add black pepper
  22. Add extra virgin olive oil
  23. Transfer half of herbs to large mixing bowl
  24. Shape into balls
  25. Transfer content of large mixing bowl to varoma dish
  26. Retrieve TM5 bowl
  27. Add prepared onion
  28. Add garlic clove
  29. Add prepared fresh chili
  30. Add prepared red bell pepper
  31. Chop for approx 5s
  32. Add extra virgin olive oil
  33. Sauté for approx 5min
  34. Add prepared tomato
  35. Chop for approx 10s
  36. Add tomato paste
  37. Add umami paste
  38. Add ground cumin
  39. Add dried oregano
  40. Add prepared zucchini
  41. Steam balls for approx 15min
  42. Retrieve TM5 bowl
  43. Add prepared canned red kidney beans
  44. Add prepared canned borlotti beans
  45. Add corn kernels
  46. Stir
  47. Steam for approx 5min
  48. Get a clean frying pan
  49. Heat extra virgin olive oil
  50. Transfer balls to frying pan
  51. Fry in frying pan for 5min on medium heat until browned
  52. Transfer content of TM5 bowl to 4 large serving bowls
  53. Transfer meat to 4 large serving bowls
  54. Transfer herbs to 4 large serving bowls
  55. Serve
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