Turkey Enchilada Slow Cooker Meatballs with Cheese

Perfect for parties or a busy weeknight, these turkey enchilada slow cooker meatballs are easy to make, healthy, and so flavorful!

Perfect for parties or a busy weeknight, these turkey enchilada slow cooker meatballs are easy to make, healthy, and so flavorful! Get the recipe on RachelCooks.com!

DisclosureI’m excited to partner with Old El Paso this year to bring you fresh and flavorful recipes. Thank you for supporting Rachel Cooks by reading about brands we love and use in our own home.

If you’re planning a New Years Eve party, these meatballs will be the life of the party, but if you need a quick and easy weeknight meal, you can count on these slow cooker meatballs for that too. (Make sure to check out the end of the post for serving notes!)

Perfect for parties or a busy weeknight, these turkey enchilada slow cooker meatballs are easy to make, healthy, and so flavorful! Get the recipe on RachelCooks.com!

The ingredients are simple but pack a punch of flavor. In a large bowl, lean ground turkey is combined with Old El Paso Chopped Green Chiles, chili powder, cumin, and flavorful Monterey jack cheese. Panko breadcrumbs keep everything pulled together. Roll them into balls (see my tip in the recipe for this!) and place on a baking sheet.

Perfect for parties or a busy weeknight, these turkey enchilada slow cooker meatballs are easy to make, healthy, and so flavorful! Get the recipe on RachelCooks.com!

They’ll go in the oven for a quick broil – this is important to help them keep their shape and also add a great layer of flavor from browning them.

Perfect for parties or a busy weeknight, these turkey enchilada slow cooker meatballs are easy to make, healthy, and so flavorful! Get the recipe on RachelCooks.com!

Then it’s into the slow cooker they go, topped with Old El Paso Mild Enchilada Sauce. They’ll cook in that delicious bath of enchilada sauce for about two hours or until they’re cooked through and full of great enchilada flavor.

Perfect for parties or a busy weeknight, these turkey enchilada slow cooker meatballs are easy to make, healthy, and so flavorful! Get the recipe on RachelCooks.com!

Top with a little green (I used green onion but cilantro would be fab too!), and serve hot. If you’re serving them at a party, you could put them on a tray with toothpicks. If they’re family dinner, I’d recommend pairing with some brown rice and grilled (or roasted or sautéed!) vegetables for a complete meal.

Perfect for parties or a busy weeknight, these turkey enchilada slow cooker meatballs are easy to make, healthy, and so flavorful! Get the recipe on RachelCooks.com!

Looking for more hearty appetizers? Try:

Turkey Enchilada Slow Cooker Meatballs

Yield: 4 main dish servings

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 2 hours 12 minutes

Total Time: 2 hours 27 minutes

Perfect for parties or a busy weeknight, these turkey enchilada slow cooker meatballs are easy to make, healthy, and so flavorful!

Ingredients:

  • 1 large egg
  • 1 pound lean ground turkey
  • 1 can (4.5 ounces) Old El Paso Chopped Green Chiles, extra juice drained
  • 3/4 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1/2 cup shredded monterey jack cheese
  • 1 can (10 ounces) Old El Paso Mild Enchilada Sauce
  • Green onions or cilantro to garnish, optional

Directions:

  1. In a large bowl, beat egg. Add turkey, Old El Paso Chopped Green Chiles, breadcrumbs, chili powder, cumin, and cheese. Combine until everything is evenly distributed, do not over mix (use hands or a wooden spoon).
  2. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Form meatballs into about 1-inch balls and place on prepared baking sheet.
  4. Turn broiler to high with rack positioned about 4-5 inches from the broiler. Broil meatballs until browned, turning once, about 10-12 minutes.
  5. Transfer to a slow cooker, pour Old El Paso Mild Enchilada Sauce over meatballs, and cook on low for 2 hours or until cooked through (internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit).
  6. Serve hot, garnished with chopped green onions or cilantro.

-Tip: Wet hands to roll turkey into balls to prevent them from sticking.

-Tip: Sprinkle a little extra cheese on top to add even more cheesy deliciousness.

Verdict: I love these flavorful meatballs. I might even trying serving them over zucchini noodles or cauliflower rice for a healthy dinner!
Husband’s take: Ben loves these meatballs too, and I also served them when he had a friend over and they got rave reviews!
Changes I would make: None are necessary!
Difficulty: Easy

 

DisclosureI’m excited to partner with Old El Paso this year to bring you fresh and flavorful recipes like these slow cooker meatballs. Thank you for supporting Rachel Cooks by reading about brands we love and use in our own home.

Perfect for parties or a busy weeknight, these turkey enchilada slow cooker meatballs are easy to make, healthy, and so flavorful! Get the recipe on RachelCooks.com!
   
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6 comments

  1. We’re totally on the meatball train today! I love love love that these are Mexican and made in the slow cooker!

  2. Perfect appetizer for NYE, but I’d be happy eating a bowlful for dinner!!!

  3. These are genius! LOVE the combo of enchilada flavors and meatballs!

  4. These look absolutely insane and so perfect for game day. 🙂

  5. Such a great idea!!!! They look so perfect, Rachel!

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