Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs

Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs

Prep Time: 20 minutes  Cook Time: 10 minutes  Serves: 4

Ingredients

1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef
1 large egg
1/4 cups seasoned breadcrumbs
2 tablespoons minced onion
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
6 ounces mozzarella cheese, chopped into 16 cubes
1 (24-ounce) jar pasta sauce

Directions

1. Line a sheet pan with aluminum foil.

2. Using your hands, mix all ingredients except mozzarella cheese and pasta sauce until fully combined.

3. Form the meat mixture into golf ball-sized balls and then press a cube of mozzarella cheese into the center of each before re-rolling until fully-sealed around the cheese. Set on the prepared sheet pan.

4. Place oven rack in the top third of the oven and set broiler to high. Broil meatballs for 5-6 minutes, just until they begin to brown.

5. Meanwhile, heat pasta sauce in a covered pot over medium heat, just until simmering.

6. Lower heat to low and stir meatballs into the sauce. Cover and let simmer 5 minutes or until slicing into a meatball reveals no pink. Serve meatballs and sauce over pasta or on their own as a party appetizer.

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