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Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs

December 6, 2018

 

 

 

Meatballs are an easy dish that somehow always tastes like you slaved away for hours on them- this version adds an extra surprise burst of ooey gooey mozzarella in the middle. It really can’t be beat!

 

These came to be as a way to use up some cute yummy little mozzarella balls I picked up as an appetizer for a dinner party last week that we forget to set out. I saw them in the fridge and was already thawing meat for  dinner when it hit me…

I mean really, who doesn’t love cheese stuffed meat (except vegetarians, vegans or people with lactose intolerances….) But these could be made with a black bean meatball mix just as easily

(Like these: https://plantbasedonabudget.com/recipe/black-bean-meatballs/)

But if you do eat meat and cheese, these little bites are melt in your mouth amazing.

 

Here’s what you need:

 

1 lb Ground Beef or Turkey

½ C of Almond Flour

1 Egg

2 TBSP Plain Greek Yogurt

1Tbsp Water

1 tsp Garlic Powder

1tsp Onion Powder

½ tsp dried Oregano

Small mozzarella balls

 

 

 

And here is what you do:

  • Mix all the ingredients except mozzarella in a bowl with your hands or a fork, being careful not to over mix as this can make your meatballs tough.

  • Grab a bit of meat, smush it flat in your palm, 

  • Place a small mozzarella ball in the middle

  • Roll the meat up and around the cheese making sure it’s totally surrounded.

  • Place the shaped meatballs in a cast iron skillet or a baking dish sprayed with cooking spray 

 

  • Bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes or until cooked through. 

 

  • If desired put under the Broiler for 3-5 minutes to get a nice browned top.

Serve plain with some cauliflower rice,

Covered with some delicious homemade marinara sauce

Or atop a bed of spaghetti squash or zucchini noodles and sauce for a carb free version of a family favorite

 

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