Thursday, April 5, 2007

Mozzarella, in a meatball?

I made some mozzarella stuffed meatballs to take to my in-laws for dinner. It was father-in-laws birthday and he requested spaghetti and meatballs for dinner.

This was originally from a Rachel Ray recipe for
Spaghetti and Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs but I did not want to use her sauce recipe and I did not like that she cooked the meatballs in the sauce. I prefer cooking them in the oven.

Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs

1/4 cup plain breadcrumbs
1/2 cup milk (or water)
2 cloves minced garlic
1 pound lean ground beef
2 Tbls chopped, fresh, flat-leaf parsley
1/2 cup parmesan cheese
1 large egg
1 tsp salt
4 ounces mozzarella cheese (cut into 20 - 1/2" cubes) (I end up using most of a 8oz block)

1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2) In a medium bowl, soak the breadcrumbs in the milk.

3) Add the beef, garlic, parsley, parmesan cheese, egg and 1 tsp salt to the soaked breadcrumbs and stir with a fork until combined.

4) Place about 2 Tbls of mixture in your hand and press a mozzarella cube into the center. Shape the meat around the cheese, forming a ball. Repeat with remaining mozzarella.

5) Cook at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes.


Carrie said...

Those look good! Next time I want to make meatballs, I am trying this recipe!

Nukem said...

IHO of RR: Yummo!
Those look delicious!

Kayte said...

They look so yummy!

What's Cookin Chicago said...

Wow... those are some seriously good looking meatballs!

Jessica said...

This is going on my menu for tuesday!

Kindra-At Home With K said...

I made these last week and they are delicious! And very kind of recipe!