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Tamale Balls |

Tamale Balls {Slow Cooker}

  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 6 hours
  • Total Time: 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x


Meatballs with a Tex-Mex flair made easy in the slow cooker! These can also be frozen before being cooked to make for an easy meal another day.



  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 1 1/2 cups cornmeal
  • 3/4 cup tomato juice
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 4 cloves finely chopped garlic
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons salt


  • 5 cups tomato juice
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons salt


  1. In a large bowl, combine all of the meatball ingredients. Form into balls the size of a golf ball. Place in the bottom of a slow cooker.
  2. Combine the tomato juice, chili powder and salt. Pour over the tamale balls.
  3. Cook in the slow cooker on low for about 6 hours, or until cooked through. Serve over rice.