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Baked Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs


Baked Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs




o 1 small onion, grated

o 1/2 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley, chopped

o 2/3 cup grated Parmesan Cheese


o 1/3 cup Italian bread crumbs

o 1 large egg

o 2 tablespoons marinara sauce plus 1/3 cup

o 3 garlic cloves, minced

o 1 pinch of crushed red pepper flakes


o Salt and pepper to taste

o 1 package of ground beef (1.5-2lbs)

o 16 cubed pieces of mozzarella cheese (1/2 inch cubes)


How To Make Baked Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs



Position the oven rack in the lower 1/3 of the oven. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. In a large bowl, combine the onion, parsley, parm cheese, bread crumbs, egg, marinara, garlic, red pepper

flakes, salt, and pepper. Once mixed, add in the beef, mixing with your hands.Form 16 meatballs from the meat mixture.

Make a hole in the center of each meatball and place a mozzarella cube inside. Reshape the meatball so the cheese is completely hidden. Pour 1/3 cup marinara into the bottom of a baking dish.

Place the meatballs inside and drizzle with a little extra virgin olive oil.Bake for 15 minutes until everything is cooked through.

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