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Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs

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These mozzarella stuffed meatballs are a hit with my kids! Serve them with a side of zucchini noodles or on their own alongside a green salad for a filling dinner.

These mozzarella stuffed meatballs are a hit with my kids! Serve them with a side of zucchini noodles or on their own alongside a green salad for a filling dinner.

Yield 4 people
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef,, 90% lean
  • 1 cup crushed pork rinds
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon oregano
  • 6 ounces mozzarella,, cut into 12 small cubes
  • 1 cup marinara
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Add the ground beef, pork rinds, egg, cream, water, garlic powder, onion powder, and oregano to a medium mixing bowl and mix well with clean hands to combine.
  3. Separate the meatballs into 12 separate chunks and form each piece into a small patty.
  4. Place a piece of cheese in the center of each patty and carefully fold the edges up around the cheese to seal it in. Be sure to seal the meatball completely around the cheese so it does not leak out while baking.
  5. Place the meatballs in a 12-inch cast iron skillet or in a 9x13 baking dish that’s been sprayed with non-stick spray.
  6. Bake for 15 minutes.
  7. Remove meatballs from the oven and spoon the marinara evenly over each meatball. Sprinkle with parsley just before serving.

Notes

Hate pork rinds? Try swapping them with 1/3 cup almond flour and 1/4 cup grated Parmesan.

Nutrition Information:

Yield: 4 Serving Size: 3 meatballs
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 562Total Fat: 37gSaturated Fat: 16gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 198mgSodium: 826mgCarbohydrates: 7gNet Carbohydrates: 6gFiber: 1gSugar: 4gProtein: 48g

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