Mozzarella-Stuffed Meatballs

Mozzarella-Stuffed Meatballs


  • 1 pound ground chuck

  • 1 medium onion, finely diced

  • 1 handful fresh parsley, finely chopped

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Italian seasoning

  • 1/2 teaspoon hot pepper flakes

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

  • 1/2 cup Italian-seasoned bread crumbs

  • 1 egg

  • 2-3 sticks mozzarella string cheese, cut into bite-sized pieces


1. Cook onions in olive oil over medium-high heat until translucent; remove from heat and let cool.

2. Combine remaining ingredients in a large bowl. Add cooled onions and mix well.

3. Before rolling each meatball, place a piece of the mozzarella cheese in the center and roll the meatball around it. If the meatballs are the size of a golf ball, you should end up with about 15 total.

4. Pan-fry the meatballs in a deep-sided skillet in olive oil until brown on all sides. Add tomato sauce and bring to a simmer so that the meatballs can finish cooking gently and flavor the sauce.

5. Add spaghetti and enjoy!