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Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Taco Meatballs with Cheesy Rice

So what can I say about this other than how yummy and easy it is? I served this right out of the pans onto our plates but you can also put it in a casserole dish, sprinkle with cheese then heat it up in the oven for a few minutes if you want to serve it at the table. Serve all your favorite taco toppings with this to dress it up any ole’ way you like.

Taco Meatballs with Cheesy Rice
1 1/2 pounds ground beef
1 package taco mix
1/4 cup water
1 1/2 cups rice ~ cooked according to package direction to make 3 cups cooked rice
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup buttermilk
4 tablespoons butter
1 cup grated cheddar cheese
1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
Salt to taste
Extra cheese for sprinkling

Heat a little olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.

In a medium bowl, combine the taco mix and the water.

Add the ground beef and stir to combine.

Make meatballs about the size of a golf ball.

Cook meatballs in the hot skillet until done on all sides.

In a medium saucepan, melt the butter.

Add the sour cream, buttermilk, cheese, garlic salt and salt.

Stir over medium heat until cheese has melted.

Pour cheese sauce into the cooked rice and stir.

If desired, place rice in the bottom of a baking dish, then arrange meatballs on top. Sprinkle some grated cheese on top then heat in a 350 degree oven until cheese has melted...about 10 minutes.

Serve with salsa, sour cream and guacamole.

The line up!

Combine the taco mix and water then add the ground beef and stir.

Make the meatballs and cook 'em up!

Make the cheese sauce. Super easy!

Add the cheese sauce to the COOKED rice and stir.

Serve the meatballs over the rice with all your favorite toppings!


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