Ranch Meatballs Surprise

Hanan Hussein


We don't like meatballs that are dry or too hard so with some experimenting I came up with this recipe. These meatballs came out very moist and tasty and everyone liked them.


★★★★★ 1 vote

20 Min
20 Min
Stove Top


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  • 1 lb
    lean ground beef
  • 1/2 pkg
    ranch style dressing mix
  • 2 Tbsp
    onion flakes, dehydrated
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp
    parsley flakes
  • 1/3 c
    bread crumbs, dry
  • 1 large
  • 1/3 c
  • 3
    mozzarella cheese sticks
  • 1 jar(s)
    pasta sauce

How to Make Ranch Meatballs Surprise


  1. Cut the cheese sticks into 1 cm. pieces.
    In a mixing ball beat the egg then add all other ingredients except cheese and mix well.
    Form into 1" balls, make a deep dent in each ball and insert a piece of cheese inside the beef and roll it into a ball again covering the cheese completely.
  2. Arrange the balls in one layer in a frying pan, cook over medium heat for about 5 minutes on each side till no longer pink.
  3. In a sauce pan add the pasta sauce over medium heat, then using a slotted spoon, transfer the balls from the frying pan to the sauce pan and let it simmer for 15 to 30 minutes.
    Serve over Spaghetti or any pasta.

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About Ranch Meatballs Surprise

Course/Dish: Beef, Pasta
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Italian
Dietary Needs: Dairy Free, Soy Free
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids
Hashtags: #ground-beef, #pasta

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