While strolling through the grocery store the other day a thought hit me.


The only problem was that I was not in the mood for Italian food that night. I was thinking more Mexican.

Why not marry Meatballs and Mexican??

So I did.













Something magical happened.

They had a baby.

And it was called Mexican Meatball Street Tacos.

Isn’t he so cute??













It’s a simple meatball recipe with a Mexican flare.

In a large bowl combine ground turkey, cilantro, egg, minced onion, cumin, chipotle chile powder, garlic powder (forgot to put that on the picture), salt and pepper.













Don’t forget to add the bread crumbs.

Use the plain variety…not the Italian. {we’re not having a three-some here!!}

Get your hands in there and mix it up really good.













Form the meatballs into 1 inch balls.













Arrange on a wire cooling rack or a broiler pan.

Bake for 25 minutes.













While they are cooking you can:

1. Prepare some corn tortillas in hot oil.

2. Blend up some Spicy Tomatillo Dressing to go on top.

3. Sit in front of the oven and stare at the Mexican Meatballs while they cook.

{go with the first two…the third is fun, but not very productive}













Aren’t they the cutest little Mexican Meatballs ever??

Bursting with flavor too!!













Start off with a fresh hot corn tortilla.

Top with a few Meatballs, some extra diced onion and cilantro, then drizzle on the cream Spicy Tomatillo Dressing.

If you like simple and incredible all in one meal, this is it!
The flavors are amazing and go so well together. Why hasn’t anyone married these two before?












Go and perform your own ceremony for these two dearly be-loved.

Rejoice in the fruit of their loins…

{Or just go and make these tacos!}


Mexican Meatball Street Tacos

Mexican Street Tacos

Meatballs married to Mexican food. Amazing!

  • Author: Shawn
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 10 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American


  • 1 lb. ground turkey
  • 1 bunch cilantro, divided and chopped
  • 1 onion, diced and divided
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup plain bread crumbs
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp chipotle chile powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 10 corn tortillas
  • 3 tbsp canola oil
  • 1 batch of Spicy Tomatillo Dressing (click link for recipe)


  1. Pre heat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl combine ground turkey, 1 1/2 cups chopped cilantro, 1/2 of diced onion, egg, bread crumbs, cumin, chipotle chile powder, garlic powder, and salt and pepper. Mix well with your hands and form into 1 inch balls. Line the meatballs on a wire cooling rack or a broiler pan and cook for 25 minutes or until cooked throughout.
  3. Meanwhile prepare the tortillas by heating oil in a small skillet over high heat. Cook tortilla for 10-15 seconds on each side. They will start to bubble, but don’t let them cook too long where they crisp and become hard to bend. Place between sheets of paper towels until ready to use.
  4. Prepare a batch of Spicy Tomatillo Dressing.
  5. Top each tortilla with a few meatballs, diced onion, diced cilantro and a drizzle of the dressing. Enjoy!!

Keywords: meatballs, tortillas, ground turkey

About the author

Shawn is the Owner and Creator of I Wash You Dry. She loves to create and share simple, family-friendly recipes. Mom to 5 adorable children and dwells in the desert of Southern Utah.
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Shawn Syphus Hi, I'm Shawn and I'm a busy mom of five; pretending to live on a budget. I love to cook, and explore new recipes, but they have to be quick and easy with as few dishes as possible.

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