Tuesday, April 22, 2014

New But Classic

BAP and SSP love meatballs.  They are often requested when Daddy is out for the evening. One week we ate Porcupine Meatballs every night. Tonight I thought I would try a variation of classic meatballs. I think the boys will love them, since there is cheese in every bite. Mmmm...  I will serve with pasta, garlic bread (if it is wanted) and of course steamed broccoli.

Stuffed Meatballs Simmered in Sauce
adapted from:

1 T olive oil
1 large onion, finely chopped
1 (28oz) can crushed tomatoes
1 t Italian Seasoning
1 t salt
1/4 t pepper

1 large onion, finely chopped
1 egg
1 garlic clove, minced
1 t salt
1/2 cup oatmeal
1 t Italian Seasoning
1/2 cup shredded Mozzarella cheese
8oz ground beef
8oz Italian sausage
3 string cheeses (cut into 4ths)
olive oil

For the sauce. In a dutch oven heat olive oil. Add onions; saute until translucent.  Add tomatoes, Italian Seasoning, salt and pepper. Reduce heat to low and simmer at least 20minutes.
For meatballs.  Preheat oven to 400.  In a large bowl combine all ingredients (except olive oil and string cheese). Form into 12 meatballs.  Stuff one chunk of string cheese in center. Roll and make sure cheese is covered.  Place in greased 9x13pan.  Brush with olive oil.  Bake 20minutes.  Remove from oven and place in simmering sauce.  Cook for an additional 20minutes.

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