Simple and Delicious Ricotta Meatballs Recipe

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These Ricotta Meatballs are moist and delicious. This recipe doesn’t require many ingredients and is very simple to put together. The Ricotta cheese make the meatballs nice and moist so you can get away with using very lean ground beef; I used ground round for this recipe.

Simple and Delicious Ricotta Meatballs Recipe
 
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Italian
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • ½ medium onion (finely chopped)
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil (divided)
  • 3 cloves garlic (crushed and minced)
  • 1 pound of lean ground beef
  • 1 cup whole milk Ricotta cheese
  • ¼ cup chopped Italian parsley
  • 1 egg (beaten)
  • 1 ½ teaspoons kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • Pinch cayenne pepper or to taste
  • ⅓ cup dry breadcrumbs
  • 1 jar marinara sauce (24 ounces)
  • 1 cup water
Instructions
  1. In a large nonstick skillet using 2 tablespoons of the oil cook onion until translucent. Add the garlic and continue cooking until fragrant; place onion mixture in a large bowl. Mix in the ground beef, Ricotta cheese, parsley, egg, salt, pepper, and cayenne pepper until just combined. Add the bread crumbs and mix until thoroughly combined. (Hands work great for this.)
  2. Measure out about 2 tablespoons of the meat mixture for each meatball; form and set aside.
  3. In the same skillet using the remaining olive oil brown meatballs over medium heat on all sides; and then drain any excess fat if needed. Add the sauce and water to the meatballs, bring mixture to a boil, and then reduce the heat to a high simmer. Cook until meatballs are no longer pink inside – stirring occasionally while cooking. (about 30 minutes)
  4. Serve over spaghetti.

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Adapted from Allrecipes.com

Mozzarella Stuffed Meatball Recipe

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Spaghetti and Meatballs always go good together. I have wanted to make Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs and it was just one of those nights we were all in the mood for spaghetti. Although I thought this might be kind of hard to do; it was very simple. The whole Family loved it and I have a feeling we will be preparing it again in the near future. The next time you are in the mood for spaghetti and meatballs give this simple Mozzarella Stuffed Meatball Recipe a try; you are guaranteed to love it. Enjoy

Mozzarella Stuffed Meatball Recipe
 
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Italian
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ cup finely chopped white onion
  • ½ cup Panko Bread crumbs
  • ½ cup fresh grated parmesan cheese
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 2 Tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon yellow mustard
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce
  • ½ Teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic salt
  • 10 (1 inch Mozzarella Balls)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Grease a 9 x 13 inch baking dis and spray with non stick cooking spray.
  3. In a large mixing bowl combine all the ingredients except the Mozzarella cheese. Mix until thoroughly combined.
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  5. Us ¼ cup beef mixture and make into a meatball, then press into the center with your thumb to make a hole to insert the cheese ball. Place the cheese in the center; then with your hands enclose the cheese in the meatball making sure the cheese is completely covered.
  6. Place the meatballs into the prepared baking dish and bake 30 to 35 minutes, or until done.
  7. Serve over your favorite past
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  9. PS-would also make a great meatball sub