Thursday, February 09, 2012

Cheeseburger Meatballs

I saw these cheeseburger meatballs in a  recent grocery store magazine and knew I wanted to try them! The magazine article was titled 'Dinner On A Stick' and featured these meatballs grilled on skewers.

I decided to simply bake them in the oven this time and made a few changes to the recipe to fit our low-grain diet. Served with Riceworks rice chips( a good alternative to regular chips) and coleslaw and ketchup and mustard for dipping, we both agreed this recipe is a keeper!

Cheeseburger Meatballs
Serves 4-6

3 ounces mozzarella cheese, cut into 24 small cubes
1 egg, lightly beaten
1/3 cup dry bread crumbs (I used some leftover brown rice couscous which had kind of a bread crumb consistency; you could probably add rice although it would alter the texture or just omit altogether.)
1 Tablespoon dried parsley
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 and 1/4 pounds lean ground beef

In a large bowl, combine eggs, bread crumbs, parsley, Worcestershire sauce, onion powder and salt. Add ground beef; mix well. Form meat mixture into 24 1 1/2 inch meatballs around the cheese cubes.

Place in greased baking pan and bake at 350 degrees for 20- 30 minutes. Serve with ketchup and mustard.

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