Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs (In Sauce)

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"Not a fan of ground beef, use ground turkey"

Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (276.7 g)
  • Calories 632
  • Total Fat - 38.6 g
  • Saturated Fat - 15.4 g
  • Cholesterol - 230.1 mg
  • Sodium - 1165.4 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 9 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.6 g
  • Sugars - 1.5 g
  • Protein - 59 g
  • Calcium - 449.7 mg
  • Iron - 6 mg
  • Vitamin C - 1 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step 1

Preheat oven to 400 degrees (F). Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside.

Step 2

Heat 4 tablespoons of olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Allow the oil to simmer (you want it very hot) while you prepare the meatballs.

Step 3

In a large bowl, combine ground beef, half of the minced garlic, egg, Parmesan cheese, parsley, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper, and bread crumbs. Slowly add the water, a few tablespoons at a time. The mixture should be very moist but still hold its shape when rolled into meatballs.

Step 4

Scoop one heaping tablespoonful beef mixture into a small ball. Press a piece of cheese in the center, then cover it with another piece of meat, roll to seal tightly and completely in the cheese. Repeat with all meat/cheese.

Step 5

Fry meatballs in batches in the hot oil, 2 minutes on each side.

Step 6

Place semi-cooked meatballs on prepared baking sheet. Once all meatballs have been panfried, place the baking sheet in the oven to bake for 10-12 minutes, or until they’re cooked though.

Step 7

While the meatballs bake, heat the pasta sauce in a pot.

Step 8

When meatballs are done cooking, add them to the sauce, and continue cooking on a light simmer for another 10 minutes stirring to coat in sauce. Enjoy!

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dienia b

these are amazingly great make these

review by:
(10 Jan 2016)