Yesterday, the kids came over for a Mexican themed dinner. Although I planned to serve Vegan Enchiladas as the main entree, I made some appetizers since the kids were at our house all day enjoying the pool. Obviously, I made my Pico de Gallo and Chili Cheese; Dip, but I wanted another appetizer to keep everyone full and happy. So, I made a new Mexican meatball recipe using my Vegan Lentil Meatballs recipe as the base. Then, I added a few simple ingredients to the crockpot, and Mexican meatballs were a hit!
When the kids come over to visit, I like to cook in advance so I can spend time with them instead of cook the entire time they are here. For that reason, I chose to make Vegan Enchiladas and all the other goodies ahead of time. As I said in many blog posts, I love my crockpot, because I can throw all the ingredients in the crockpot in the morning and walk away.
Since I make my Vegan Lentil Meatballs in advance and freeze them, I can use them for a variety of recipes. For instance, I use my lentil meatballs for:
- Vegan Spaghetti and Meatballs
- Vegan Mushroom Stroganoff
- Vegan Lentil Meatballs for Swedish Meatballs
HOW TO MAKE OIL-FREE VEGAN LENTIL MEATBALLS FOR MEXICAN MEATBALLS
In order to make the lentil meatballs, you need the following ingredients:
- Brown Lentils
- Organic Vegetable Broth
- Italian Parsley
- Muir Glen Organic Tomato Paste
- Italian Panko Bread Crumbs
- Flax egg
Again, I like to make a batch of vegan lentil meatballs and freeze them, so I can add them to crockpot frozen.
OPTION: STORE-BOUGHT FROZEN MEATLESS MEATBALLS FOR MEXICAN MEATBALLS
Sometimes, we all need shortcuts if we don’t have time to make homemade lentil meatballs. For that reason, I suggest these meatless meatball store-bought options:
- Trader Joe’s Meatless Meatballs
- Gardein Classic Meatless Meatballs
- Lightlife Smart Menu Meatless Veggie Meatballs
- Morning Star Farms Veggie Meatballs
By no means are any of these store-bought versions oil-free or healthier than making your own. But, if you are not concerned about oil, then these options may help.
HOW TO TRANSFORM MEATLESS MEATBALLS INTO MEXICAN MEATBALLS
Once you decide which meatless meatballs you plan to use for Mexican meatball recipe, all you need is a crockpot and a few simple ingredients:
Next, simply stir the ingredients together, put the top on the crockpot, and let them cook on low for 6 hours.
As a result, you have an easy and fabulous appetizer for the best Mexican meatballs for your next fiesta. And, there wasn’t a single Mexican Meatball left in the crockpot.
DO YOU LOVE HEALTHY MEXICAN FOOD? CHECK OUT THESE MEXICAN RECIPES!
- Vegan Enchiladas
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- Tater Tot Nachos
- Skinny Cauliflower Nachos
- Vegan Lentil Tacos
- Tempeh Tacos
- Roasted Broccolini and Sweet Potato Tostados
- Sweet Potato Tacos
- Mushroom Chorizo Tacos
- Skinny Roasted Cauliflower Tacos with Avocado-Cilantro Cream
- The Best Ultimate Vegan Lentil Black Bean Burrito Ever
- Vegan Taco Salad