Cheese Stuffed Meatballs

Abby thinks these meatballs are the best!  And who wouldn’t?!  These scrumptious meatballs from South Your Mouth hit a new level of high with some gooey cheese hidden inside!  Let’s be honest…. these are basically a great way to disguise kid food for adults. 😉

Cheese Stuffed Meatballs

  • 2 eggs, beatenCheese Stuffed Meatballs
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/3 cup Italian bread crumbs
  • 1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 3 or 4 string cheeses, cut into 8 squares each

In a large bowl, mix together the first nine ingredients.  Crumble beef over the top and use your hands to gently combine with the spice mix.  Shape into roughly 24 (1 1/2″) meatballs.  As you are making your meatballs, stick a piece of cheese into the center of each one, making sure it is completely covered.  I told you to use 3 or 4 string cheeses because I usually end up with more than 24 meatballs.  I must make mine on the smaller side.  Plus, you can always just eat the extra cheese pieces, right? 🙂

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Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Place meatballs on greased baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes.  Remove pan from oven, use a spatula to flip them around a little and stick them back in for an additional 8-10 minutes or cooked through.  We enjoyed them plain this time, but you can serve spaghetti sauce over the top as well, eat them over rice or noodles – whatever floats your boat!  These sauteed carrots were a tasty addition!Cheese Stuffed Meatballs1

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