Smoked Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs

Nicole P.

By
@froggeh

smoke gouda adds a nice taste to the meatballs :) but you can used any other kind of smoked cheese!


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Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1
small onion, grated
1/2 c
fresh flat-leaf parsley, chopped
2/3 c
grated parmesan cheese
1/3 c
italian bread crumbs
1
large egg
1/3 c
+ 2tbsp marinara sauce
1 pinch
crushed red pepper flakes
2 lb
ground beef
16
cubed cheese, your choice (i used smoked gouda)

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In a large bowl, combine the onion, parsley, parm cheese, bread crumbs, egg, marinara, garlic, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper. Once mixed, add in the beef, mixing with your hands. Shape the meat mixture into 16 meatballs. Make a hole in the center of each meatball and place a cube of mozzarella inside. Form the meatball so the cheese is completely concealed.
Spoon 1/3 cup extra marinara in the bottom of a baking dish. Place the meatballs inside and drizzle with a little extra virgin olive oil. Bake for 15 minutes until cooked through.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Canadian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids