I am a newlywed on a budget, just trying to make healthy and inexpensive meals for my husband and I to enjoy. He eats a lot, so cost is a big factor. Though I work 3 jobs, I manage to find time 6 nights a week to cook a full dinner for us both. I am constantly looking for new recipes that are moderately healthy, taste great, and won't break the bank.

On the side, I also own a brownie business called Gersheybars. My passion and love for cooking started when I was just a small child, baking with my mom and grandmother. The brownie recipe has been passed down through 5 generations and I am thrilled to finally have an outlet to share them with everybody else. Friends and family have helped spread the word and made my business as successful as it is today.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs

This is originally a Rachel Ray recipe for meatballs. The only difference is that she cooks hers in sauce and I bake mine, adding sauce later.

  • 1/4 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup milk (or water)
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 T chopped parsley
  • 1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 4 to 6 ounces mozzarella (cut into 20 - 1/2 inch cubes)

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2. In 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. Use a cookie scoop to scoop each meatball. Place a chunk of mozzarella in the center, then put meatballs into lightly greased 8 x 8 pan. You can fit about 20 meatballs of this size into the 8 x 8 pan.

5. Cook at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes. Serve with pasta and sauce of your choice.

This recipe originally seen on Krashed24's blog.


DeborahSW said...

I keep meaning to try these, the idea sounds fabulous!!

Bruce said...

These are really good! I will definitely make them again.