WARNING! The cheese you see in the picture is exactly what it looks like in person! It is rare that my husband and I have a dish that we both like that we both enjoy having for dinner. Hey, I am just stating facts. I love spicy, he likes bland, he likes burnt brussels sprouts, I don't, I love Mexican.. he.. gasp.. hates Mexican. But these little cheesy babies.. they are loved by both of us.
Cheesy Stuffed Meatballs
Makes 12 meatballs
1 lb 93% ( or your fav) ground beef
1/4 cup whole wheat Italian bread crumbs
2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese
2 cloves of garlic chopped
salt & pepper to taste
3 low fat mozzarella sticks ( each cut into 4 pieces)
olive oil to drizzle
1. Preheat oven to 350F. Chop garlic and add it to a large bowl.
2.Add remaining ingredients except mozzarella to the bowl and mix well ( don't overmix)
3. Drizzle olive oil on a sheet pan. Roll each meatball in between your hands and lay on sheet pan. Take each mozzarella piece and stick one in the center of each meatball and cover with remaining meat so cheese is no longer showing.
4. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown ( cheese should be melting out of meatballs.)