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Smoked Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs Recipe Yummy



ingredients

1 small onion grated
1/3 cup fresh flat - leaf parsley chopped
2/3 cup grated parmesan cheese
1/4 cup italian bread crumbs
1 large egg
3 tablespoons marinara sauce - I use Victoria's- plus 1/4 cup
4 garlic cloves minced
1 pinch of crushed red pepper flakes
salt and pepper to taste
1 package of ground beef (1.5-3lbs)
15 cubed pieces of smoked mozzarella cheese - 1/3 inch cubes -

method

position the oven rack in the lower 1/4 of the oven preheat the oven to 500 degrees
In a large bowl combine the onion parsley parm cheese bread crumbs egg marinara garlic red pepper flakes salt and pepper once mixed add in the beef mixing with your hands shape the meat mixture into 15 meatballs make a hole in the center of each meatball and place a cube of mozzarella inside reform the meatball so the cheese is completely concealed
spoon 1/4 cup extra marinara in the bottom of a baking dish place the meatballs inside and drizzle with a little extra virgin olive oil bake for 20 minutes until cooked through
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