Mozzarella stuffed meatballs
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Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs

Savory Italian seasoned meatballs with a center of mozzarella cheese.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Entree
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Italian Stuffed Meatballs, Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs
Servings: 10 meatballs
Calories: 100kcal
Author: Anecia Hero - SmartyPantsKitchen

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs. lean ground beef
  • ½ cup onion chopped
  • 2 whole eggs lightly beaten
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs plain or Italian seasoned
  • 2 teaspoons garlic minced
  • 3 tablespoons Italian Spice Blend see recipe notes
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 oz. mozzarella cheese cubed

Instructions

  • Line baking dish with foil and spray with cooking oil 
  • Cut mozzarella cheese into bite sized pieces 
  • In a small bowl, lightly beat eggs
  • Preheat oven to broil
  • In a large bowl, add beef, eggs, bread crumbs, and all seasonings; combine well
  • Use a scoop or spoon to measure the beef for the size of meatball you want
  • Roll the ground beef into balls; poke a dent in the middle of the meatball and tuck in a piece of cheese
  • Continue to roll meatball until cheese is centered, or not visible
  • Place finished meatball onto foil
  • Once meatballs are on baking sheet, spray them lightly with cooking spray
  • Place meatballs under broiler; allow to cook for about 20-25 minutes (this time will vary depending upon the size you make the meatballs)
  • Once meatballs are cooked thoroughly, remove, plate and top with sauce

Notes

  • In this recipe, I used pre-mixed dried Italian seasonings. If you choose to use individual seasonings, (oregano, basil, parsley, marjoram, etc.), then I'd start with one teaspoon each (for 2 lbs. of beef) ; use 1/2 teaspoon of each for 1 lb. beef