Papas Rellenas Recipe (Stuffed Potato Balls)
Papas Rellenas are delicious, beef-filled stuffed mashed potato balls kids and adults both love!
Wooden spoon or spatula
- 2 cups mashed potatoes hot
- 3 Tbsp. butter softened
- 1 lb. ground beef
- 8 Tbsp. tomato sauce
- 1 tsp. garlic minced
- 2 tsp. dried oregano
- 1 tsp. salt
- 2 cups seasoned bread crumbs
Optional Halloween additions:
- fried chow mein noodles
- black olives
Preheat your oven to 400°F. In a frying pan, heat olive oil and add ground beef. Cook until it browns, stirring it occasionally to break it up as it cooks.
Add tomato sauce, minced garlic, dried oregano, and salt to the ground beef. Mix thoroughly.
Turn heat to low, and simmer for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, remove from the heat and allow the ground beef to cool.
Add bread crumbs to a large dish. Spread a spoonful of mashed potatoes in your hand. Make an indentation in the middle and stuff it with 1 tablespoon of the meat mixture. Cover with more potato, and then shape into a ball.Roll the potato ball in the bread crumbs until evenly coated, then place on a baking sheet. Repeat until all of the potatoes and meat are used up.
Melt butter, then brush all stuffed potato balls with it. Bake for 15 minutes, or until golden-brown. Remove and allow to cool.
Make it Halloween themed! 🎃
Slice 2 olives into tiny squares or rectangles – these will be the eyes. Place them side-by-side on the potato ball. Using a little extra leftover mashed potatoes makes them easier to stick on to the ball.Carefully add fried chow mein noodles as the legs. They should stick right in! Add 4 noodles on each side.There you have it – your own spider spuds!
- You can fry these mashed potato balls, too! Check the post for instructions on how to fry papas rellenas.
Calories: 288kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 42mg | Sodium: 617mg | Potassium: 361mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 225IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 73mg | Iron: 3mg