Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Are you sick of just regular meatballs and spaghetti? I wanted something a little different and played with my mother's recipe of regular meatballs. This is what I came up with. For the mozzarella, you can use boccaccini mozzarella (the little balls) or you can just buy fresh mozzarella and cut it into bite size pieces.
Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs
1 lb. ground sirloin
1/2 c Italian seasoned bread crumbs
1/2 c parmesan romano cheese - grated
2 tbsp grated onion
2 garlic cloves - minced
6 boccaccini fresh mozzarella cheese balls
Mix all but mozzarella in a large ball. Take about a handful of mixture and flatten it out in palm. Add mozzarella ball and form 'meatball' around cheese. You should have about 6 medium meatballs or 8 small meatballs - depending on the size you like.
Heat oil in frying pan over medium heat. Before adding meatballs to oil, wet hands with water and roll meatball with hands. I find this helps keep a tight seal and the meatballs are less likely to leak. Fry meatballs until brown and drain on paper towel.
Serve with spaghetti of choice and some sauce. Enjoy!
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