Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Stuffed Meatballs

Brock and I are back on the healthy low carb eating wagon! Last night we had baked chicken and steamed broccoli. Tonight we had stuffed meatballs and cauliflower mash* (a mock mashed potatoes). These meatballs take a little bit of prep time but are super easy to make and well worth it in the end.
Stuffed Meatballs
1 packet of dry Italian dressing mix
A handful of grated parmesan cheese
1 1/4 pounds of hamburger meat (I only use 96/4)
Fresh Mozzarella Cheese 

Preheat oven to 375. Spray a cookie sheet (with sides) with non-stick spray. 
Take your fresh mozzarella cheese and scoop out about one teaspoon of cheese. With your hands roll it into a ball. Make about 12 balls. Set them aside while you get the meat mixture ready.
In a bowl mix meat, dressing mix, and parmesan cheese until combined. Divide meat into 12 to 15 meatballs. Take one ball at a time in your hand and flatten it out as if you were going to make a hamburger with it. Place one ball of cheese in the center of the flattened meat patty. Wrap the meat around the cheese ball. Place the stuffed meat ball on the prepared cookie sheet. Repeat until all meat is used. You should be able get about 12 meatballs.
Bake in the oven for about 20 to 25 minutes.
Look at that yummy mozzarella cheese! Yummo!!!
*The mock potato recipe can be found on the February 13 post (Valentine's Day Dinner).