Ingredients

How to make it

  • In large bowl combine corn bread crumbs, 1/2 cup enchilada sauce, onion, garlic, cumin and salt
  • Add ground beef; mix well
  • Shape into 1-inch little meat balls
  • Place in shallow pan
  • Bake at 350 degrees, uncovered for about 20 minutes
  • Meanwhile in a small saucepan, heat tomato sauce, the remaining enchilda sauce, chili powder and chilies
  • Place meatballs in a chafing dish*, pour sauce over
  • Top with cheese
  • Keep warm over low heat
  • Serve with toothpicks
  • *May place in crockpot
  • This recipe makes approximately 90 little meatballs OR you may make larger meatballs and serve with warm corn tortillas

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  • NPMarie 6 months ago
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    Little Tamale Bites Oh Yeah

    Please add this recipe to the "I Made It" group..thank you:)
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  • Good4U 6 months ago
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  • Good4U 6 months ago
    Reviewed by Lilliancooks in IMI as well
    Little Tamale Bites Oh Yeah
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  • chuckieb 3 years ago
    OMG! These look phenomenal. Great Post. Thanks!
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    " It was excellent "
    valinkenmore ate it and said...
    Sounds absolutely wonderful - will be making these soon!
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    " It was excellent "
    justjakesmom ate it and said...
    FINALLY made these last night - They were FANTASTIC! Hubby loved them too! (always a plus) I did make them hot though for our tastes. Used 'hot' enchilada sauce, 'hot' green chiles, and HOT El Pato tomato sauce. I only had 1 lb. of hamburger but used the same amount of sauce, and probably a third less of the corn bread. SOOO Good, I also made them a little larger obviously cuz it made only 27 balls - served them with the sauce over rice. Definitely will be making again! Thanks Rosemary. High 5!
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    " It was excellent "
    hunnee ate it and said...
    wow this looks fabulous!
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  • myrtlejo 5 years ago
    I had to save this recipe when I saw Tamale in the name. My hubby's Grandfather was the owner of "Jim's Hot Tamales" in Kansas City, MO His family still makes them by hand with a special built machine that we crank them out of. The meat is in the middle and mush on the outside and we wrap them in parchment paper to be steamed later. If you don't crimp them exactly right they come open and make a mess. In over twenty years I still can't do it so I get stuck cracnking them out and passing them to the awaiting people to roll. Delish and fun memories tho. Thanks for the recipe:)
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    " It was excellent "
    sparow64 ate it and said...
    Been hearing good things about this one! Gonna try soon.
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    " It was excellent "
    lilliancooks ate it and said...
    Now I know why you put 'Oh Yeah' in the title!!! Oh Yeah...these are so GOOD!!!! I made them exactly as written except I did what Wynne did...I stuffed the cheese inside each meatball instead of putting it on top! It worked out great, as you can see from my photo! These are very much like a chili meatball! I can't wait to make these for a party! These are a 'must try' everyone!!!
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  • conner909 5 years ago
    Looks really good and unique...am bookmarking this one!
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    " It was excellent "
    trigger ate it and said...
    Oh my, all the flavors of a tamale in one bite sized tender juicy morsel. I will have to make this one printed and bookmarked
    Five forks and a big smile :)
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  • knoxcop 5 years ago
    Oh you have to be kidding me! Wow, I can feel the scales going up just reading this! Sounds wonderful. Straight to the saves. --Kn0x--
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    " It was excellent "
    wynnebaer ate it and said...
    Made this last night and they were awesome.....I did change it a little by making mini meatloaves and stuffing the cheese into them....My guy said to file it in the make again folder...:)
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    " It was excellent "
    lilliancooks ate it and said...
    This looks so good!I'm saving this one! Mrtnzangel showed this in the "I Made It" group...and I'm so glad I saw it!
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  • cocinera 6 years ago
    What a great idea im saving this one cant wqit to make it!
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    " It was excellent "
    annieamie ate it and said...
    I must be living in the wrong state if dishes like this exist! Thanks for the recipe! I am so happy to find it here and will be making it for the holidays!
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    " It was excellent "
    crabhappychick ate it and said...
    REALLY nice appetizer!
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    " It was excellent "
    henrie ate it and said...
    These sound really good, thanks for the post, don't know how I missed this one. Hope your having a great Memorial Day Weekend, you got my 5 on your meatball recipe.
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