Oven-Ready

Chipotle Pork Meatballs with Cilantro Rice and Cotija Cheese

easy prep & pan included

Prep & Cook Time: 35-45 min.

Cook Within: 5 days

Difficulty Level: Easy

Spice Level: Mild

Contains: Milk, Wheat

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In Your Box (serves 2)

  • 3 oz. Corn Kernels
  • 12 oz. Ground Pork
  • Info
    ¼ cup Panko Breadcrumbs
  • Info
    1 oz. Grated Cotija Cheese
  • ½ oz. Tortilla Strips
  • 8 oz. Cilantro Rice
  • Info
    3 Tbsp. Chipotle Pesto
  • 6 oz. Crushed Tomatoes

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  • Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
    778
  • Carbohydrates
    61g
  • Fat
    42g
  • Protein
    40g
  • Sodium
    1389mg

Recipe Steps

You Will Need

  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 Mixing Bowl

Cooking Guidelines

To ensure food safety, the FDA recommends the following as minimum internal cooking temperatures:

  • Steak and Pork 145° F (rest cooked meat, 3 minutes) |
  • Seafood 145° F |
  • Chicken 165° F |
  • Ground Beef 160° F |
  • Ground Turkey 165° F |
  • Ground Pork 160° F
  1. 1

    Make the Meatballs

    Preheat oven to 425 degrees. When ingredient appears in recipe, remove from packaging. Combine ground pork, panko, pesto, ¼ tsp. salt, and a pinch of pepper in a mixing bowl. Form into eight equally-sized meatballs and place in one side of provided tray. Top meatballs with tomatoes and a pinch of salt and pepper. If using ground beef, follow same instructions.

  2. 2

    Add the Rice and Corn

    Carefully massage rice in bag to break up any clumps. Combine rice, corn, and 1 Tbsp. water in empty side of tray.

  3. 3

    Bake the Dish

    Cover with foil. Bake in hot oven until meatballs reach a minimum internal temperature of 160 degrees, 30-35 minutes. If using ground beef, follow same instructions. Carefully remove from oven and uncover. Top meatballs with cheese and garnish rice with tortilla strips. Bon appétit!

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