Meatball Street Tacos

These street-vendor-style tacos are a cinch to make at home

In many parts of the country you can buy tacos from a street cart vendor to enjoy as a snack or on-the-go lunch. These are known as "street tacos" and they've become so popular, Mr. Food Test Kitchen came up with an easy version you can make at home. Its Meatball Street Tacos are zesty in flavor and loaded with all of your favorite taco toppings!

This recipe is provided by the National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Association and Mr. Food Test Kitchen.

4
Servings
189
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1/2 (28-ounce) package frozen turkey meatballs, partially thawed and cut in half
  • 3 Cups frozen pepper and onions, thawed
  • 1 (1-ounce) package taco seasoning
  • 1/3 Cup water
  • 8 corn (or flour) 6-inch tortillas, warmed
  • 2 Cups shredded iceberg lettuce
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 Cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • Cilantro and cream sauce

Directions

In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat and cook meatballs with the pepper and onion mixture for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add taco seasoning and water, mix well and cook for 3 to 5 minutes or until heated through.

Place the meat mixture down the center of tortillas then evenly distribute lettuce, tomato, and cheese, and drizzle with cilantro cream sauce. Serve immediately. 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
5g
7%
Sugar
6g
7%
Saturated Fat
3g
13%
Cholesterol
19mg
6%
Carbohydrate, by difference
30g
23%
Protein
9g
20%
Vitamin A, RAE
184µg
26%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
8mg
11%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
24µg
27%
Calcium, Ca
326mg
33%
Choline, total
29mg
7%
Fiber, total dietary
3g
12%
Folate, total
41µg
10%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
37mg
12%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
519mg
74%
Selenium, Se
9µg
16%
Sodium, Na
578mg
39%
Water
270g
10%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Meatball Shopping Tip

Most cattle are fed a diet of grass until they are sent to a feedlot – where they are finished on corn. When possible, choose beef from cattle that are “100% grass fed” - it will be more expensive, but better for your health.

Meatball Cooking Tip

The method used to cook beef is dependent on the cut. Cuts that are more tender, like filet mignon, should be cooked for a relatively short amount of time over high heat by grilling or sautéing. While less tender cuts, like brisket and short ribs, should be cooked for a longer time with lower heat by braising or stewing.