Queso Blanco Stuffed Meatballs

  • Servings 4-6 Servings
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These delicious Tropical Queso Blanco Stuffed Meatballs are a great appetizer that guests of all ages enjoy. Meatballs are comfort food; they are easy to make with affordable ingredients.

How to prepare stuffed meatballs

Mix the ground meat with the egg, breadcrumbs, onion, cilantro, salt, and pepper. Form balls with your hands and fill them with Tropical Queso Blanco, making sure to close them well before cooking in oil.

In this Cheese Stuffed Meatballs recipe, we suggest serving them with a spinach sauce made with Tropical Cotija Cheese and walnuts. It will be a tasty complement to the meatballs.

You can buy Tropical Queso Blanco and Queso Cotija at any supermarket where Tropical products are sold, use our Store Locator to find a location near you.



  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 large egg
  • ¼ cup seasoned dry breadcrumbs
  • ¼ cup minced red onions
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chopped cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 cup Tropical Queso Blanco, shredded
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil


  • 3 cups fresh spinach leaves
  • ¼ cup Tropical Cotija Cheese, grated
  • 2 tablespoons walnuts
  • 1 large garlic clove
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • Salt and black pepper to taste


  1. Meatballs: In a large bowl, combine ground beef, egg, breadcrumbs, onions, water, cilantro, salt, and pepper; mix well. Shape 2 tablespoons of the meat mixture into a ball; with your thumb, make a large hole in the center of the meatball. Place about 1 tablespoon of shredded Queso Blanco in the center of the meat. Close the meatball to seal in the cheese.
  2. Sauce: In a food processor or blender, combine the spinach, Cotija cheese, walnuts, and garlic; pulse until spinach is chopped. With the motor running, slowly drizzle in olive oil until well blended. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Cook the meatballs in hot vegetable oil in a 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat, stirring frequently, for about 10 minutes. They should be well-browned on all sides and cooked through.
  4. To serve, spoon the sauce on a platter and place the meatballs on top. You can serve them with appetizer forks so guests can take them individually.

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