What if you could eat meatballs that come with cheese all on their own? This recipe shows you how to do just that

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Lots of people are accustomed to eating meatballs with cheese. Cheese is often sprinkled over top, or placed underneath meatballs lying on top of pasta. What if you could eat meatballs that come with cheese all on their own? This recipe below shows you how to do just that.
Cheese, meatballs and a little bit or marina sauce offers the perfect combination of everything you love about your favorite pasta dish. But you don't need to make an entire dish with these meatballs! That's the thing. They're perfect all on their own!
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How to Make Cheese Stuffed Meatballs
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1 pound lean ground beef
1 cup bread crumbs
1 egg, lightly beaten
1/4 cup fresh parsley, roughly chopped, divided
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 cup Parmesan, shredded
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 cup fresh mozzarella cheese, cubed
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 15-ounce jar spaghetti sauce
In a large bowl, combine the beef, bread crumbs, eggs, 2 tablespoons of parsley, garlic, Parmesan, salt and pepper. Mix everything until combined, but not too much as it will make the meatballs tough.
Form the meat into one-inch balls, setting them aside on a plate or baking sheet as each is formed.
Press one cube of mozzarella cheese into each meatball. Make sure the cheese is right in the center and that the meat is sealed after the cheese is placed in, so it does not ooze out while cooking.
Heat olive oil over medium heat in a large frying pan. When the oil is hot, add meatballs, in batches if necessary, so as not to overcrowd the pan. Cook each meatball for about 5 minutes per side until all sides are browned.
Pour the spaghetti sauce over the meatballs. Cover the pan with lid and cook for another 10 minutes, until the sauce is hot and all the meatballs are entirely cooked through.
Sprinkle the meatballs and sauce with remaining parsley and serve.
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