Adventure #1 – Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs

Adventure #1 – Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs

1449251134330I’ve officially launched my YouTube channel! And this is the very first adventure/episode! We attempted to make mozzarella stuffed meatballs because neither my wife or I had ever made even plain old meatballs. It was quite an adventure!

They didn’t turn out too bad! Although the original recipe as you will see in the video needed some tweaking. I provided the revisions here for you on the blog post.

Email me a picture or tag me on Instagram, if you take a stab at this adventure! I want to see how it turned out for you! or Instagram account @makeluvtolife

Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs

Set these four ingredients aside:

  • 1 lb mozzarella cheese cut up into 1/2 inch cubes
  • 1 jar of spaghetti sauce of any flavor
  • Olive oil
  • Your favorite pasta to serve the meatballs over (optional)

Mix the following 10 ingredients in a bowl:

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 lb Italian sausage
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder or 2 garlic cloves crushed
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1/3 cup chopped Italian parsley

1449250765081After the meat mixture is well combined, form 1 inch balls. Make an indent in the ball with your finger and place a cheese cube inside. Form the meat around the cube so that the cube is covered completely. Set the balls aside on a plate.

In a frying pan heat up 1 tsp of olive oil. Get the pan nice and hot. Brown the meatballs on all sides. Place meatballs on a paper toweled plate to allow the grease to steep off.

Place meatballs in a slow cooker crockpot and pour the sauce over all the meatballs. In the video we layered it and ran out of sauce, so we ended up coating the meatballs by hand. Either way will work. Cook on high for 2 – 2 1/2 hours.

If you don’t have a slow cooker crockpot, take a deep dish casserole pan, and line the meatballs in the pan. Cover with sauce, and cook at 350 degrees for an hour to an hour and half. Depending on your stove and altitude your time will vary.

You’ll want to check them with a meat thermometer either way you cook them. They are done when they reach an internal temp of 160 degrees Fahrenheit.

Don’t forget to get your pasta water going before the meatballs are done, if you plan to serve them over spaghetti or angel hair!

I hope you enjoyed this first adventure! Leave a comment and tell me if you’ve ever made meatballs before! And if yes, how did it go for you?


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