Chipotle Pork Meatballs with Cilantro Rice and Cotija Cheese

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Prep & Cook Time: 25-35 min.

Cook Within: 5 days

Difficulty Level: Easy

Spice Level: Mild

Contains: Milk, Wheat

All ingredients are individually packaged, but our central facility is not certified allergen-free. Furthermore, ingredient contents may vary. Please check recipe cards and ingredient packaging for allergens and nutrition facts. If you have serious allergies, please use your best judgment or consult a health professional to decide if our meals are safe for you!
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In Your Box (serves 2)

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

Due to our just-in-time sourcing model, we may have to send you a substitute ingredient. Not to worry! We make sure every ingredient sent to you meets our high quality standards. We’ll keep you informed should a switch occur, so please check the ingredient labels in your meal bag.

  • Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
    770
  • Carbohydrates
    61g
  • Fat
    40g
  • Protein
    40g
  • Sodium
    1386mg

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. Remove lid and label, if necessary. When ingredient appears in recipe, remove from packaging. Thoroughly rinse any fresh produce and pat dry. Combine ground pork, panko, ¼ tsp. salt, and a pinch of pepper in provided tray. Form into eight equally-sized meatballs and push to one side of tray. In a mixing bowl, combine tomatoes, pesto, and a pinch of salt and pepper. Top meatballs with tomato-pesto sauce.

  2. 2

    Add the Rice and Corn

    Add rice and corn to empty side of tray and combine.

  3. 3

    Bake the Dish

    Bake uncovered in hot oven until meatballs reach a minimum internal temperature of 160 degrees, 20-25 minutes. Carefully remove from oven. Garnish with cotija and tortilla strips. Bon appétit!

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