Meatballs with Chorizo and Cheese

Meatballs with Chorizo and Cheese

  • Prep:
  • Cook Time: 35 min
  • Total: 35 min
  • Serving: Makes 64 appetizers or 8 main dish servings

meatballs with chorizo and cheeseUsing the best cheese in any dish will deliver delicious results. Cheese made with the highest-quality ingredients, boasting rich flavor and easy "meltability" can turn the most basic recipes into knee-weakening meals.

Here is one  of Chef Bernstein-Martinez’s favorite Mexican recipes featuring Sargento® Artisan Blends® Shredded Authentic Mexican Cheese.


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cups minced onion
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 pound chorizo sausage, casings removed
  • 8-ounces Sargento® Artisan Blends® Shredded Authentic Mexican Cheese
  • 1 cup soft breadcrumbs
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup chopped Italian parsley
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
  • 2 cups spicy marinara or pasta sauce


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add onion and garlic and cook 8 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.
  2. In a large bowl, combine remaining ingredients except for the pasta sauce. Add onion mixture and mix well. Shape heaping tablespoons of meat mixture into small balls and place on a large foil lined baking sheet. Cook in oven for 18 to 20 minutes, or until browned and cooked through.
  3. Place meatballs in two large skillets. Spoon 1 cup pasta sauce over meatballs in each skillet. Cover and cook over medium-low heat for 5 minutes.
  4. Turn meatballs over, cover and continue cooking for 5 to 8 minutes, or until meatballs and sauce are heated through. Serve as an appetizer with toothpicks, or as a main dish served over rice or pasta.


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