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Green Chili Meatballs


Green Chili Meatballs

If you love the taste of chilies, these Green Chili Meatballs are for you! Made with only five ingredients, these meatballs are game day ready.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Snacks
Cuisine American
Servings 4 dozen meatballls


  • 1 onion, minced
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 1 1/2 lbs ground beef
  • 1 1/2 cups crushed ritz crackers
  • 1 can chopped green chilies
  • 1 egg
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  • Preheat your oven to 400ºF.
  • In a frying pan, add the butter and heat over medium-high. Add the onion and cook until golden brown, about 5-7 minutes. Remove from pan and place in large bowl.
  • To bowl add the ground beef, crushed crackers, green chilies and the egg. Mix using your hands or a wooden spoon. Shape into tablespoon size balls and place on a parchment-lined baking pan. Bake until done and no longer pink, about 20-25 minutes. Serve.


You can also use cheddar cheese crackers in this recipe.
We love serving this as a game-day appetizer.

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