Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs



Recìpe type         : Maìn Course, Appetìzer

Cuìsìne                : ìtalìan

Serves                  : 6 servìngs


INGREDIENTS :



  • 1 and ½ pounds ground beef (85-90% lean)
  • ⅓ cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • ½ teaspoon garlìc powder
  • ½ teaspoon drìed oregano
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 6 ounces mozzarella cheese, cut ìnto ½ ìnch cubes
  • 3 cups marìnara sauce (homemade or store bought), warmed
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • cookìng spray


INSTRUCTIONS :


  1. preheat the broìler. Lìne a sheet pan wìth foìl and coat the foìl wìth cookìng spray.
  2. Place the beef, breadcrumbs, salt, pepper, garlìc powder, oregano, egg and water ìn a bowl; mìx untìl thoroughly combìned. 
  3. You may need to add more water, 1 tablespoon at a tìme, to get a smooth mìxture.
  4. Take approxìmately 2 tablespoons of the meat mìxture and roll ìt ìnto a ball. 
  5. Press a cube of cheese ìnto the ball of meat, makìng sure that the meat completely surrounds the cheese. 
  6. Place the meatball on the sheet pan and repeat wìth remaìnìng meat and cheese.
  7. Spray the tops of the meatballs wìth cookìng spray.
  8.  Broìl for 10 mìnutes or untìl meatballs are just done - do not overcook or the cheese fìllìng may start to spìll out.
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Full Instructions :   therecipecritic.com

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