Wow-a Chihuahua Little Dog Tapas – Appetizer


  • 1 pound meatballs – short cut – buy Costco or other prepared meatballs if you're in a hurry who isn't
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 can Rotel diced tomatoes and jalepenos
  • 1 can low salt tomato sauce or homemade
  • 1 clove garlic crushed
  • 3 tsp. Wow-a Chihuahua™ seasoning chopped cilantro and chives as garnish


  • Home made - make meatballs 1" rounds – homemade we use about 3/4 pound ground chuck.
  • Store bought – 1 to 2 pound(s) and thaw
  • Heat olive oil and add crushed garlic.
  • Sautee for about 2 minutes.
  • Add meatballs and brown over fairly high heat and cook until browned.
  • Turn down heat to low and drain off any olive oil or juices.
  • While meatballs are cooking take a medium-size sauce pan and add both cans of diced tomatoes and sauce.
  • Warm up sauce and then add to the meat balls.
  • Warm thoroughly and then put everything in a casserole and place in a 350° oven for 20 minutes.
  • Serve warm with chopped chive and cilantro as garnish.


If you're trying add some fat grams you can shake a little grated Monterray Jack cheese on top. We do this in N. E. Ohio to survive the winters. Easy and delicious, this is great party fare.