Tuna Balls in Salsa Verde (or Bolitas de Atún en Salsa Verde)
Easy-to-make, cheap, and yummy. Serve as an appetizer or quick lunch. It is always a winner with kids and moms alike.
Prep Time10 minutes mins
Cook Time18 minutes mins
Total Time28 minutes mins
Course: Appetizer, Lunch
Servings: 2 dozen
- 2 cans of tuna in water drained
- 1 cup breadcrumbs
- 1 garlic clove finely minced
- 1 jalapeño finely minced
- 1 egg
- 2-3 tablespoons Cilantro chopped
- ¼ cup onion chopped
- Salt and Pepper
- Non-stick spray
- 1 cup Salsa Verde
Preheat oven 400 degrees F.
Combine tuna, breadcrumbs, jalapeño, egg, cilantro, onion, salt and pepper.
Form into 1-inch balls.
If needed, add more breadcrumbs.
Add non-stick spray to a baking sheet.
Add balls to the baking sheet.
Bake for 18 minutes.
(If freezing, put into a plastic bag until ready to use).
Transfer meatballs to a large skillet.
Add salsa verde.
On low heat, cook for 5 minutes.
Remove from heat.
Serve as an appetizer or quick lunch.
They go in the oven on a baking sheet and done in no time.
Stick them in a resealable plastic bag and place them in the fridge (or freezer) and take them out when when needed.
Calories: 456kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 43g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 143mg | Sodium: 1660mg | Potassium: 699mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 1024IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 140mg | Iron: 6mg