Stuffed Meatballs

Stuffed Meatballs
  • 1 1/2 dozen
  • 0:30 Preparation
  • 0:10 Cooking
  • 0:40 Total Time

Ingredients

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  • 1 lb
    (500 g)

    lean ground beef

  • 1/2 cup
    (125 mL)

    fine bread crumbs

  • 1

    egg

  • 2

    green onions, sliced thinly

  • 2

    cloves garlic, smashed

  • 1 tsp.
    (5 mL)

    dried thyme

  • 1 tsp.
    (5 mL)

    oregano

  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

  • Sufficient quantity, pizza mozzarella cheese, in 1 cm (1/4 in) dice

  • Sufficient quantity, olive oil

  • dipping sauce

  • 3/4 cup
    (190 mL)

    commercial salsa (medium)

  • 3/4 cup
    (190 mL)

    ketchup

  • 1

    lime, juiced and zest grated

Preparation

In a bowl, place the beef, bread crumbs, egg, onion, garlic, thyme, oregano, salt and pepper. Combine gently with your hands.

Using 15 ml (1 tbsp) at a time, shape the mixture into balls and bury one cube of cheese in the middle of each ball.

In a non-stick skillet, fry the meatballs in hot oil for about 10 minutes, shaking the pan so they brown evenly.

In a bowl, combine the salsa, ketchup, lime juice and zest.

Serve the meatballs with cocktail picks for easy dipping.

Source: Saputo