Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs

Ingredients

  • 3 lbs ground beef
  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 cup bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
  • 2 tsp garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley
  • crushed red pepper, as desired
  • 1 8-oz ball fresh mozzarella, cut into 24 chunks
  • olive oil for baking dish

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients except the mozzarella and olive oil.
  3. Knead together until well combined .
  4. Drizzle a bit of olive oil in two large baking dishes or baking sheets.
  5. Roll the meat into balls of about 1 1/2 to 2 inches in diameter.
  6. create a pocket in the center of each ball, insert a chunk of the mozzarella cheese and wrap the meat closed around it.
  7. Place meatballs in the baking dish and cook for about 30 minutes.
  8. Serve as an appetizer or over spaghetti!
  9. Makes 24 meatballs.

Courtesy of Gourmand Mom

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