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


  1. Home made - make meatballs 1" rounds – homemade we use about 3/4 pound ground chuck.
  2. Store bought – 1 to 2 pound(s) and thaw
  3. Heat olive oil and add crushed garlic.
  4. Sautee for about 2 minutes.
  5. Add meatballs and brown over fairly high heat and cook until browned.
  6. Turn down heat to low and drain off any olive oil or juices.
  7. While meatballs are cooking take a medium-size sauce pan and add both cans of diced tomatoes and sauce.
  8. Warm up sauce and then add to the meat balls.
  9. Warm thoroughly and then put everything in a casserole and place in a 350° oven for 20 minutes.
  10. 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.