Spaghetti and Stuffed Meatballs

 

 

Spaghetti and Stuffed Meatballs
 
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Ingredients
  • 4 sticks of mozzarella string cheese cut into 18 cubes
  • ½ cup bread crumbs
  • 1 jar tomato pasta sauce
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 2 tbsp chopped onion
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp oregano
  • 1 egg
  • spaghetti
  • ⅔ shredded parmesan cheese
Instructions
  1. Place cheese cubes in a freezer bag and freeze for about 1 hr.
  2. Heat over to 375 and line a pan with foil. Spray foil with cooking spray.
  3. In a large bowl, mix the bread crumbs and 3 tbsp of the pasta sauce. Then stir in the beef, onion, salt, oregano, and egg. Shape the mixture into 18 balls Press 1 of the cheese cubes into each of the balls and seal it inside. Bake for about 10 minutes.
  4. Pour the remaining pasta sauce into a dutch oven. Cover and heat till simmering. Stir in meatballs when they are done and reduce heat to medium-low. Cover and simmer for an additional 10 minutes or so (ours took closer to 15 minutes) or until the meatballs are thoroughly cooked and no longer pink in the center.
  5. Cook the spaghetti as directed on the package. Serve the meatballs and sauce over the spaghetti and sprinkle Parmesan cheese over the top.

Four Foods On Friday

I am back in the swing of doing these again (well, at least I think I am).  If you’d like to join, go check out Val‘s site.

#1.  Olive oil. What kind do you prefer to use? I use whatever is on sale.
#2.  Meatballs. Do you make them from scratch, buy premade cooked or buy premade frozen? I am premade frozen type of girl.  I wish I had time for homemade.
#3.  Do you use napkins at home? Paper or cloth? We do.  Paper all the way.
#4.  Share a recipe for a white sauce. I don’t have one. I am hoping some of the other participants do!

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Ultimate Party Meatballs

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1 16 oz can Ocean Spray Jellied Cranberry Sauce
1 12 oz bottle Heinz Chili Sauce
1 2lb bag frozen, precooked, cocktail size meatballs

Combine sauces in a large saucepan. Cook over medium-low heat stirring until smooth. Add in meatballs. Cover and cook for 15 minutes or until meatballs are heated through.

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Make sure you check out the Ultimate Party Meatballs site for all your holiday cooking needs.  You can definitely find some good ideas to put out on your table.