Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs
1 lb (500g) ground beef
1 lb (500g) ground pork or mild Italian sausage
1 cup breadcrumbs...
1 TBSP Italian seasoning (or your choice)
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1/2 lb (250g) mozzarella, cut into cubes
Marinara (jar or homemade)
In a large bowl mix beef through pepper. Form into 2" balls. Press a cheese cube in the middle and seal the meat around it.
Heat 1/2" olive oil in a large skillet. Brown meatballs and then set aside on plate.
Pour marinara sauce into pan; bring to a simmer. Add meatballs and simmer until cooked through, about 30 minutes.
Serve over spaghetti or on top of a hoagi!!
Marinara Sauce Ingredients 2 tablespoons olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped
2 teaspoons minced garlic
1 (28-ounce) (875g) can crushed tomatoes
1 teaspoon oregano, dried
1 teaspoons basil, dried
1 whole bay leaves
1/2 teaspoon sugar
Salt and pepper, to taste
Over medium heat, heat oil in a large pot until hot. Add onion and garlic, saute for 3 to 5 minutes until the onions begin to appear translucent. Add the tomatoes, stir to mingle the flavors. Add in the herbs and bay leaves. Sprinkle in sugar, salt and pepper. Lower the heat and continue to simmer for 30 minutes, uncovered. Stir occasionally.