1 HRS 15 MINS
Time to Cook
Step 1Place the crushed tortilla chips in a large bowl, then add the milk and allow to soften the chips for about 10 minutes.
Step 2After the mixture is soft and has absorbed all the milk, add the beef, jalapeño, cheese, paprika, garlic, and salt. Mix well to combine all ingredients, then scoop approximately ⅓ - ½ cup of the mixture and form a meatball, repeat until all the mixture has been formed into balls.
Step 3Place the meatballs on a plate or tray and refrigerate them for 30 minutes to firm.
Step 4Light a grill for two zone cooking. For charcoal: light coals and pile them all on one side, creating a hot and cool zone. For propane: light the very end burner on the left or right side, but no other burners. It’s recommended you place a piece of foil under the side without heat to catch any melting cheese for easy cleanup. The grill should be at MEDIUM temperature, about 350-375°F.
Step 5Place the meatballs on the cool side of the grill (away from the coals or the lit burner) and close the grill lid. Grill for about 25-35 minutes, or until they reach 165°F internal temperature on a meat thermometer.
Step 6Remove the meatballs from the grill and allow to cool slightly before serving.
Serve with Mexican rice, beans, or a side salad.
Nutrition information per serving (1 meatball or 1/20 of recipe): 160 Calories; 86 Calories from fat; 9.6 g Total Fat (4.4 g Saturated Fat; 3.5 g Monounsaturated Fat); 52.2 mg Cholesterol; 312.3 mg Sodium; 1.7 g Total Carbohydrate; 0.25 g Dietary Fiber; 16 g Protein; 1.5 mg Iron; 221.8 mg Potassium; 0.03 mg Thiamin; 0.1 mg Riboflavin; 5.3 mg Niacin (NE); 0.2 mg Vitamin B6; 1.4 mcg Vitamin B12; 3.5 mg Zinc; 13.1 mcg Selenium; 43.9 mg Choline.
This recipe is an excellent source of Protein, Niacin (NE), Vitamin B12, Selenium, and Zinc. It is a good source of Riboflavin and Vitamin B6.