Sweet & Savory RO*TEL Turkey Meatballs are perfect for your next party. They are easy to make. Follow our homemade meatball recipe, or use frozen meatballs to make these party meatballs.
May is one of my favorite months because the weather is warmer, and it is almost the unofficial start to summer. May also means that we will be celebrating anniversaries, birthdays, and lots of fun with friends and family. What better way to celebrate than with some tasty foods!
Today’s Fiesta Dinner Party Ideas features 3 recipes that are made delicious thanks to RO*TEL.
Are you familiar with the awesome taste of RO*TEL products? For years I have enjoyed using them in many dishes. RO*TEL features several different varieties of perfectly spiced tomatoes paired with green chilies. My favorite to use is the Original RO*TEL flavor because you can easily spice up any dishes conveniently.
For us, we enjoy RO*TEL on omelets, in burritos, with pasta-the possibilities are endless with this versatile and inexpensive product!
Today, the feature recipe of my Fiesta Dinner Party are these Sweet & Savory Meatballs that are mega easy to make and can be eaten alone, or in a bun.
They feature seedless strawberry jam or preserves and 1 can of RO*TEL Original. You can also make them in the slow cooker for ease. I love a little crisp on my meatballs so I bake them first before the slow cooker.
- 2 lbs of ground turkey
- 1/2 tsp of cumin, paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, and black pepper
- 1 egg
- 1 18 ounce jar of seedless strawberry jam
- 1 can of RO*TEL Original
In a bowl, combine turkey, egg, and spices.
Add your jam, and RO*TEL to your slow cooker on low setting.
Form meatballs into small 1 inch balls.
*Optional* Bake for 15 mins (If you prefer a crispier outer meatball)
Return meatballs to crock pot on low for 2-4 hrs.
Enjoy these Sweet & Savory Meatballs in a bun, or alone- these are sweet with a hint of spice kick. They remind me of sweet and sour sauce.
For our Fiesta Dinner Party I also served the Traditional Chips and Salsa, Loaded Nachos, and some Loaded Taco Cups.
As decor, I wanted a bright and sunny yellow and blue-green theme. I purchased some colorful plates, platters, and a chip holder to match. We also had some margarita cups, and regular cups for some fun beverages.
I used a blue table cloth to tie together the color theme.
For the table area, I created a blue and yellow crepe streamer backdrop with some yellow tissue paper flowers.
A small pinata ties together to Fiesta Fun and makes the cutest table top accessory.
I purchased my RO*TEL products and some of my party ware at Walmart. You can find RO*TEL in the pasta sauce & canned tomato sauce aisle at Walamart.
Sweet & Savory RO*TEL Turkey Meatballs
- slow cooker
- 2 lbs ground turkey
- 1 egg large
- 1/2 tsp. ground cumin
- 1/2 tsp. paprika
- 1/2 tsp. onion powder
- 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp. black pepper
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1 can RO*TEL Original
- 18 oz Strawberry Jam
- In a large bowl, add your ground turkey, spices, and egg.
- Using clean hands, combine meat and spices evenly.
- Form tablespoon sized balls.
- If you want a crisper outer, bake meatballs for 15 minutes at 350 degrees f.
- Add meatballs, RO*TEL, and Strawberry preserved to the slow cooker, and set the time for 4 hours.
- Stir occasionally, serve warm.
What are some fun ways your family enjoys RO*TEL products?
Shashi at Savory Spin says
Amy, I have heard of spaghetti sauce + jam, but I’m so loving your idea of jam + RO*TEL! Just the perfect zing! Btw, what a lovely party set up – love how the pinata draws everything together – and I love those tissue flowers and backdrop with streamers – I need your help in planning my daughter’s grad dinner decor and menu! :)
Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle says
Aw yeah! FIESTA TIME for sure! That looks so good. I can’t wait to make this!
Vera Sweeney says
Those meatballs sound so good! I LOVE sweet and savory dishes, and meatballs are the absolute PERFECT appetizer or main dish.
Liz Mays says
I’m loving the colorful decorations for your fiesta dinner. The meatballs sound really good. I think I’d like that extra kick!
You really know how to throw a fiesta! Looks like a beautiful, fun and delicious way to celebrate! I love meatballs so will give these a try.
We always have Rotel on hand for our fiesta dishes. Your meatballs sound amazing! I can’t wait to make them and wow my hubby with your recipe!
I make an awesome queso dip with Rotel. This sounds like an awesome fiesta party.
Dawn McAlexander says
This is a wonderful looking recipe. We love RoTel at our house. We have used it to make several great recipes. I am feeling another recipe with them now. I might do this one!
How good do those meatballs look?! I am so pinning this recipe to try out. Yum!
Yum. This looks delicious and so fun. I would love to give this recipe a try. i bet it would be a big hit with my family!
These recipes look delicious! My children love meatballs!
Seattle Travel Blogger says
This looks excellent.
My husband loves meatballs.
I will have to try these out for our dinners.
Kita Bryant says
I have Rotel in my cabinet right now. This would be a great dinner option for tonight!
Sheena Tatum says
These look amazing. Rotel has amazing flavor and we use it a lot in our meals.
My Teen Guide says
I love slow cooker meatballs. They always come up more flavorful. I will try your recipe too and get some RoTel to make a meatball fiesta meal!
katrina gehman says
that looks so good. i love meatballs. i’ll have to make these soon.
I love the fiesta theme party. Great Cinco de mayo recipe!
Annemarie LeBlanc says
I haven’t made slow cooker meatballs in a while, so thanks for reminding me with this awesome recipe. I am going to check my fridge and pantry for the ingredients and go get some RoTel too. Meatball subs is what we’ll have for dinner!
I often like a little kick to my food. My family loves meatballs, always!
Mary Edwards says
I use rotel at least 2x a week in our recipes. Love the stuff. This is a great recipe!
Janell Poulette says
Rotel is one of my favorite ways to spice up any recipe. These look so yummy, and i love that they are made with ground turkey. I love to make dip with rotel, beef and velveeta cheese.
Carol Cassara says
Rotel definitely makes cooking easier! I think this recipe is a must try! I’m sure that my family will enjoy it.
Rachel Ferrucci says
I love Fiesta time and this is the perfect addition. It looks so good, we’ll have to try it!