I was inspired by a recent episode of one of my favorite Food Network shows “Giada at Home”. Giada created mozzarella stuffed meatballs and paired them with a tomato pasta sauce and linguine. I decided to remix this recipe and it came out fantastic!

Here’s what you’ll need:

2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1lb lean ground beef
1 large egg
1/2 cup  bread crumbs
1/4 cup milk
2 tablespoons minced garlic
1 tablespoon yellow mustard
1 teaspoon hot sauce
1/4 teaspoon  salt
1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
4oz of Mozzarella cut into 1/2 inch squares

1.  Preheat oven to 350degrees F. and grease baking dish with oil.
2.  Place beef, egg, onion, bread crumbs, milk, garlic, mustard, hot sauce, salt, pepper, italian seasoning and garlic salt into a large mixing bowl, stirring until just combined.  Take 1/4 cup beef mixture and press into center with your thumb to make room for cheese ball.

 Place cheese in middle then with hands, enclose the cheese with the beef, making sure the cheese is completely covered.

Stuffed Meatball

Place meatballs into prepared baking dish and bake for 30 to 35 minutes, until cooked through.

Pair with mashed potatoes and vegetable of your choice and enjoy!