Friday, March 13, 2009

Mozzarella-Stuffed Meatballs

1 egg, lightly beaten
1/4 cup prepared Italian salad dressing
1-1/2 cups cubed bread
2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 pound ground pork
1/2 pound ground sirloin
3 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese
2 tablespoons canola oil
1 jar (26 ounces) marinara sauce
Hot cooked pasta

In a large bowl (I added everything into the kitchen aid and left it do the work for me), combine the first eight ingredients. Crumble pork and beef over mixture; mix well. Cut mozzarella into eighteen 1/2-in. cubes. Divide meat mixture into 18 portions; shape each around a cheese cube. In a large skillet, cook meatballs in oil in batches until no pink remains; drain. In a large saucepan, heat marinara sauce; add meatballs and heat through. Serve over pasta.

All I can say is Yum-o! The aroma of these meatballs filled my whole house! They were delicious. It was a fun twist on your everyday spaghetti and meatballs.


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