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Chef on the Go's Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs

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Description

Who doesn’t love a good pasta and meatballs? This recipe takes it to the next level by stuffing the meatballs with ooey gooey mozzarella! So simple and so delicious!


 

Ingredients

  • 1 box Bucatini Pasta (or preferred pasta)
  • 6 Garlic Cloves
  • 1 bunch Fresh Basil
  • 2 cups Tomato Sauce
  • 1 lb lean Ground Beef
  • 1 Egg beaten
  • 1/4 cup Breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 lb Mozzarella Cheese cut into 1/4 inch cubes
  • Dried Basil to taste
  • Dried Oregeno to taste
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped Parsley
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 1/8 cup cold water

 

Instructions

Cook pasta in salted boiling water until al dente (8-10 minutes). Reserve.

Dice 4 cloves of Garlic and fresh Basil, add to tomato sauce and cook for 15 minutes.

Combine rest of ingredients (Ground Beef, beaten Egg, Breadcrumbs, dried Basil, dried Oregano, 2 cloves chopped Garlic, Parley, Salt, Pepper, Cold Water), in a bowl.

Form 12-15 meatballs.

Push cube of Mozzarella into center of meatball and shape back into ball.

Pan sear meatballs with olive oil until brown, finish in oven at 350°F until fully cooked.

Add pasta to pan with sauce and meatballs, cook together.


 

Notes

Pasta can be cooked in advance, just return to boiling water to reheat!

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