Mexi Meatballs over Rice

Mexi Meatballs over Rice

I love an easy SLOW COOKER supper during the week!  For this one, I just bought two bags of frozen turkey meatballs from Trader Joe’s and added them in along with a few ingredients, covered, let it cook all afternoon and then served it over some yummy rice we bought at Costco (it’s Seeds of Change Quinoa and Brown Rice).  I mean…easy as that, right?!

This recipe serves 4 to 6.

Shopping List
2 bags of frozen meatballs (I used turkey meatballs but you can use chicken, beef or pork too)
1 (8 oz) jar of salsa (whichever kind you prefer, we used mild)
1 (15 oz) can of black beans, rinsed and drained
1 (14 oz)  can of diced tomatoes
1 (8 oz) block of cream cheese
chopped green onions to garnish
rice or another grain to put underneath

In your slow cooker, add in your meatballs followed by the salsa, black beans and diced tomatoes.  Cover and cook on low about 6 hours or high for 2 to 3 hours.  The last 30 minutes of cooking, remove the lid and add your cream cheese inside the slow cooker.  Cover and cook the rest of the time on high.

When you’re ready to serve, remove the lid and stir everything together (your cream cheese will have melted in).  Ladle your meatballs on top of your rice, garnish with some chopped green onions and you’re ready to enjoy.

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  • Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog February 20, 2019 at 4:46 am

    I actually prefer meatballs with rice over meatballs with spaghetti! I think it’s the Asian in me. Super yums! ❤️✨

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog
    http://charmainenyw.com

  • Narci February 20, 2019 at 5:29 am

    I love an easy slow cooker meal, and this one looks so good! Perfect!

  • Alexis deZayas February 20, 2019 at 6:33 am

    I just tried Trader Joe’s pepper jelly and ketchup over those meatballs in the crock pot last week (thanks to the comment section of your post!) and loved them! Going to have to try this recipe next week!

    • Mix and Match Mama February 20, 2019 at 6:53 am

      Yes!!! That’s on my list to try too!!!

  • Amie February 20, 2019 at 11:11 am

    You listed 2 bags of frozen meatballs..what size bag? I have a 25oz bag is that enough or would I need 2?

    • Mix and Match Mama February 20, 2019 at 11:43 am

      That size would be plenty!!

  • Marnie Grimes February 27, 2019 at 2:02 pm

    Hi – I made these today with two bags of the Trader Joe’s meatballs. It was so good! We substituted the Trader Joe’s vegan cream cheese due to dairy allergies. Great fun different recipe. My husband loved it!

    • Mix and Match Mama February 28, 2019 at 5:03 am

      Yay!!! That sounds so good, Marnie!!!

  • Primrose March 14, 2019 at 12:02 pm

    Do you think this would work in an instant pot?

    • Mix and Match Mama March 15, 2019 at 5:25 am

      I don’t know because I haven’t tried it.