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Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs

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Description

You will LOVE these meatballs. Simple and delicious, with a gooey mozzarella surprise inside!

Ingredients

  • 1-½ pound Ground Beef, 80/20
  • ¾ cups Italian Bread Crumbs
  • ¼ cups Parmessan Cheese, Grated
  • 2 teaspoons Salt
  • ⅛ teaspoons Pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 whole Egg
  • ½ cups Milk
  • 1 bunch Parsley, Rough Chop
  • 1 whole Mozzarella Ball, Fresh

Preparation

Mix the bread crumbs, salt, pepper, Worcestershire sauce, egg, milk, and parsley in a small mixing bowl. Add to the ground beef until just incorporated; do not over-mix. Using a metal spoon, scoop out mixture in the size of the meatballs you’d prefer. Before forming into a ball, place a small amount of mozzarella cheese in the middle and form the ball around so that all of the cheese is completely covered. You now have three cooking options—choose whichever works best with your time frame.

1. Cook the meatballs and sauce in a crock pot on low for 6-7 hours.

2. Brown the meatballs slightly, leaving a pink/red center, then place in the crock pot with sauce and cook on low for 5-6 hours.

3. Brown the meatballs until almost completely cooked, place the meatballs on a foil-covered baking pan, and bake for approximately 8 minutes at 350 degrees.

Serve over pasta of choice. Yum, yum, yum and SO easy! I think hiding the mozzarella inside the meatball was great. It kept it super moist and really, can you ever have too much mozzarella?

Note: this recipe is for the meatballs only. Serve with your favorite tomato sauce, or as is if cooking with the 3rd method.

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lbenzick on 9.19.2012

I noticed this recipe changed slightly since I printed it a couple years ago. Where does the addition of the paremesean cheese come in? On top of the finished meatballs or included when mixing with the meat?

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gabbyfek on 1.31.2011

these were ridiculously delicious.
i LOVE crockpot recipes where you don’t have to mess with browning meat first– so used option 1– and they were PERFECT.

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laineyline on 3.11.2010

Made these the other night to use for meatballs subs -
Ridiculously good! I actually used a ground meet combo of beef/pork/venison (yes, venison, my husband is a hunter. We put some fresh mozzarella on top of the meatballs and stuck them under the broiler before slapping the sandwiches together & the meatball sandwiches were just fabulous. Thanks for a great meatball recipe!

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austingurl on 1.13.2010

Yum! I made these a few nights ago and they were a hit! Thanks for sharing!

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lorelei on 1.11.2010

So good, the family was fighting over the last meatballs…yum! Thanks so much for sharing!

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lbenzick on 9.19.2012

So good! I’ve made these several times since I found this recipe several years ago. My family is extremely picky and they really loved them. I noticed parmesean cheese has been added to the updated recipe, but I’m unsure if it’s suppose to be a topping later or included when mixing the meatballs. These meatballs take a little more time that you would think, but they are very worth it!

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K-Dub on 10.31.2011

Delicious! My hubby loves to eat these in meatball sandwiches. Thank you for posting!

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baileysrule on 6.24.2011

These are the best meatball I think I have ever had. My husband loves them and request them for his work lunch. Thank you for posting this great recipe.

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Shelly on 1.4.2011

I made these this evening … we thought they were very good. I prepared them earlier in the day and kept them in the refrigerator until I was ready to brown them and serve them for dinner. I would try them in the crockpot sometime, just didn’t need to today. The taste was delicious and the kids loved them. They all went back for seconds and were fighting over who got the last couple.

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Mylittlenutmeg on 9.19.2010

These were so easy and so yummy! I loved them and boyfriend did too once he got over the surprise of there being cheese in the middle. I’m sure I’ll be making these again and soon!

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