Taco Tuesday: Meatball Tacos with Pesto and Roasted Tomatoes

Taco Tuesday: Easy meatball tacos 

Taco Tuesday: Easy meatball tacos 

Happy Taco Tuesday, Friends! Today I combined two of my most favorite things: tacos and meat balls. WHAT COULD BE BETTER!? This is one of my most favorite pesto recipes. I make it about every other week to put on... just about anything! If you've never roasted tomatoes-- GAME CHANGING. They're like little bursts of flavor that send your taste buds over the edge! ENJOY!  

Ingredients

Pesto:

  • 3 big handfuls of basil
  • ½ a shallot, peeled
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • ½ cup pepitas or pistachios
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste

Meatballs:

  • ½ a seeded jalapeño, fine chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 pound beef
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper

Other:

  • Tortillas of choice
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes
  • greens for garnish
  • sharp cheddar cheese for top

Method

For the meatballs: Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Combine all of the ingredients in a small bowl. Work with hands until all is combined. Make small balls with your hands. Place balls on a lined baking dish. Add tomatoes at this time. Bake for about 15 minutes or until balls are cooked through and tomatoes are blistered.

For the pesto: Combine all of the ingredients in a food processor. Blend until combined- but not too much- you don’t want to make nut butter! Season with salt and pepper.

Compile tacos, top with the tomatoes and grated cheese. Enjoy!