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7 Ingredient Enchilada Meatball Casserole

This 7 Ingredient Enchilada Meatball Casserole is delicious and tender with melty cheese and a touch of heat.

Why I love this recipe

This recipe is quick and easy, ready in about 30 minutes! It’s great for easy weeknight meals the entire family will love.

7 Ingredient Enchilada Meatball Casserole in a baking dish.
7 Ingredient Enchilada Meatball Casserole

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Substitutions

Try using turkey meatballs, chicken meatballs, or homemade meatballs instead of store-bought beef meatballs.

You can use homemade enchilada sauce instead of canned.

You can use a 7-ounce can of tomato sauce instead of the 15-ounce can of no-bean chili.

Equipment used for this recipe

How to make 7 Ingredient Enchilada Meatball Casserole

Step 1 – Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

Step 2 – Prepare the instant white rice according to the package directions.

Step 3 – At the same time, in a large bowl, combine the no-bean chili, enchilada sauce, burrito seasoning, and diced green chiles. Whisk together until mixed well.

enchilada sauce and no bean chili in a bowl.

Step 4 – Spray a 9×13 casserole dish with non-stick cooking spray and spread the cooked rice into the bottom.

cooked white rice in a square baking dish.

Step 5 – Lay the meatballs over the top of the rice.

beef meatballs and cooked white rice in a square baking dish.

Step 6 – Pour all but 1/4 cup of enchilada sauce mixture over the meatballs.

red sauce, beef meatballs and cooked white rice in a square baking dish.

Step 7 – Sprinkle the shredded Monterey Jack cheese over the top then drizzle the last 1/4 cup of sauce over the cheese.

cheese, red sauce, beef meatballs and cooked white rice in a square baking dish.

Step 8 – Bake in the preheated oven for about 20-25 minutes or until the meatballs are heated through.

Step 9 – Sprinkle the fresh chives over the melted cheese if desired, and serve immediately.

7 Ingredient Enchilada Meatball Casserole in a dish.
7 Ingredient Enchilada Meatball Casserole

Pro Tips

Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4-5 days.

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Yield: 8 servings

7 Ingredient Enchilada Meatball Casserole

7 Ingredient Enchilada Meatball Casserole in a dish.

These 7 Ingredient Enchilada Meatball Casserole is delicious and tender with melty cheese and a touch of heat. This recipe is quick and easy, ready in about 30 minutes! It's great for easy weeknight meals the entire family will love.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 18-ounce frozen beef meatballs (thawed)
  • 2 cups instant white rice
  • 10-ounce red enchilada sauce
  • 15-ounce chili no-beans (or 7-ounce tomato sauce)
  • 1 package burrito seasoning (or taco seasoning mix)
  • 4 ounces canned diced green chiles
  • 2 cups Monterey Jack, shredded
  • Optional – fresh diced chives for garnish (or green onions)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Prepare the instant white rice according to the package directions.
  3. At the same time, in a large bowl, combine the no-bean chili, enchilada sauce, burrito seasoning, and diced green chiles. Whisk together until mixed well.
  4. Spray a 9x13 casserole dish with non-stick cooking spray and spread the cooked rice into the bottom.
  5. Lay the meatballs over the top of the rice.
  6. Pour all but 1/4 cup of the sauce mixture over the meatballs.
  7. Sprinkle the shredded Monterey Jack cheese over the top then drizzle the last 1/4 cup of sauce over the cheese.
  8. Bake in the preheated oven for about 20-25 minutes or until the meatballs are heated through.
  9. Sprinkle the fresh chives over the melted cheese if desired, and serve immediately.

Notes

  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4-5 days.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 403Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 61mgSodium: 1147mgCarbohydrates: 38gFiber: 5gSugar: 9gProtein: 22g

Nutrition information is a guideline only, is calculated automatically by third party software, and absolute accuracy is not guaranteed.

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