Meatballs & Salsa Soft Tacos Recipe

Meatballs and Salsa Soft Tacos

This Old El Paso™ recipe makes 10 Meatball and Salsa Soft Tacos. It’s a twist on authentic Mexican albondigas using our Taco Spice Mix – just add fresh ingredients like zesty lemon, coriander, tomato, cucumber and lettuce. Perfect with either pork or beef mince - it’s super tasty!
  • Total Time 30 Minutes
  • Spice Level Mild
  • Ingredients 15


  • Old El Paso™ Taco Spice Mix
  • 1 cup tomato passata
  • 500g pork or beef mince
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup dry breadcrumbs
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
  • 1 cup finely chopped fresh coriander
  • Olive oil
  • 1 cup finely chopped fresh coriander, extra
  • 1 large tomato, finely chopped
  • 1 cucumber, finely chopped
  • 2/3 cup light sour cream
  • zest and juice of 1/2 a lime
  • Old El Paso™ Mini Tortillas
  • Baby cos lettuce leaves


  • In a small bowl, blend Taco Spice mix and passata together. In a large bowl, combine pork mince, egg, breadcrumbs, lemon zest and coriander. Roll tablespoonfuls into small balls (makes approx. 30). Heat a little oil in a frying pan & cook over medium high heat for 5 – 6 minutes until browned and cooked through. Add taco spice and passata mixture and simmer for 2 minutes.
  • Combine extra coriander, tomato and cucumber to make a fresh salsa.
  • Mix sour cream and lime zest and juice until well combined.
  • For warm Soft Tacos, open Soft Taco pouch, discard Freshness Sachet. Microwave Soft Tacos in pouch on HIGH/1100 watts/100% power for 40 seconds* or remove from pouch, wrap in foil and heat in oven at 180ºC conventional (160°C fan forced) for 10 minutes.
  • *Times may vary depending on microwave wattage. Decrease time for fewer Tortillas. Increase time when using a microwave oven lower than 1100 watts.
  • Build your own Soft Tacos with lettuce leaves, meatballs, lime sour cream & fresh tomato salsa.