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Cheesy Mexican Meatballs with Corn and Cucumber Salsa

These are not your mum's meatballs. They don't need to be chaperoned by pasta, instead, they're simmered in a smoky chipotle-hued sauce and crowned with golden, grilled cheese. A corn and coriander salsa and a squeeze of lime confirms these are meatballs done differently.

Mild

30 Minutes

Recipe

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01

Prepare Ingredients

Remove husks from corn and carefully slice off kernels, discard cob. Peel and crush garlic.

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Cook Corn

Heat 1 teaspoon oil in a medium ovenproof frypan over medium-high heat. Add corn and cook, stirring, for 1–2 minutes or until slightly golden and caramelised. Stir through garlic and cook for 30 seconds or until fragrant. Transfer corn to a bowl and set aside to cool slightly. Wipe out frypan.

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Cook Meatballs

Return frypan to medium heat and add remaining oil and meatballs. Cook, turning occasionally, for 8–9 minutes or until caramelised. Add Subtly Smoky Chipotle and tomatoes, bring to a simmer and cook for 2–3 minutes or until reduced slightly. While the meatballs are cooking, continue with step 4.

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Make Salsa

Rinse and roughly chop coriander leaves and stems. Juice ½ the lime. Roughly dice cucumber. Place cucumber, corn, most of the coriander (reserving some to serve) and lime juice in a bowl, season with salt and pepper and mix to combine.

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05

Grill Cheese

Remove meatballs from heat and sprinkle with cheese. Place under preheated grill for 4–5 minutes or until golden and bubbling.

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Plate Up

Cut remaining lime into wedges. Divide cheesy meatballs between bowls and top with salsa and sour cream. Sprinkle with reserved coriander and serve with lime wedges.

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Cheesy Mexican Meatballs with Corn and Cucumber Salsa

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