Cheese Stuffed Meatballs

These meatballs are so delicious.  They get crisp on the outside, but stay soft and moist on the inside.  And did I mention they are packed with cheese?!   Cheese Meatballs 540

 

I used Feta cheese to make this batch, but Roquefort, Bleu Cheese, or Gorgonzola would work as well.  Pretty much any cheese that crumbles like this, not a cheese you would grate.

So mix all the ingredients together and shape into 1 inch meatballs.

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Cook the meatballs in olive oil and a touch of butter.  Rotate the meatballs often to cook all sides.
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They should take 5-8 minutes to cook all the way.  Test a meatball by splitting it open to be sure it is cooked all the way through.  Remove the meatballs from the pan and place on a cookie sheet in a warm oven, until ready to serve.

To accompany these meatballs I browned some mushrooms in the same pan I cooked the meatballs in.  Then served it all over mashed potatoes.  Rice or pasta would work great as well.

Cheese Stuffed Meatballs

Cheese Stuffed Meatballs

Ingredients

  • 1 lbs ground beef
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup crumbled cheese (Feta, Roquefort, Bleu, or Gorgonzola)
  • 1 egg
  • 2 Tbs chopped onion
  • 3 Tbs milk
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp (or more) pepper
  • 3-4 Tbs olive oil
  • 1 Tbs butter
  • Optional: 4-6 sliced mushrooms, I used baby bellas

Instructions

  1. Mix together the meat, cheese, egg, onions, bread crumbs, milk, salt and pepper. Form into 1 inch round meatballs.
  2. Over medium heat, cook meatballs in olive oil and butter. Adjust temperature if meatballs brown too quickly. Cook 5-8 minutes, turning frequently to cook all sides evenly.
  3. Test a meatball by splitting it open to assure it has cooked all the way through. NO pink should remain!
  4. Remove meatballs to a cookie sheet and place in a warm oven until ready to serve.
  5. Optional: slice the mushrooms and brown them in the same pan as the meatballs. Only a few minutes total, turning half way through. Serve alongside the meatballs as main dish or as an appetizer.
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You could also serve these as an appetizer, serving a meatball and mushroom slice on a toothpick.

Cheese Meatballs 539These hold together beautifully, and taste amazing.  My kids loved them as well!

So choose your favorite crumbly cheese and whip up some cheese meatballs soon!

 

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5 thoughts on “Cheese Stuffed Meatballs

  1. everything looks so good here except the mushrooms.. i don’t do mushrooms loll but thanks for sharing the recipe 🙂 @tisonlyme143

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