Monday, March 28, 2016

Crock Pot Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs


What could make meatballs better than stuffing them with a chunk of mozzarella? This crock pot recipe is so easy and results in hearty & flavorful meatballs oozing with melty, cheesy goodness. You could make these as just an appetizer with marinara for dipping or serve on top of spaghetti with tomato sauce.

Ingredients
1 pound ground beef
1 cup panko bread crumbs (I used the Italian flavor)
1 egg + 1 egg yolk
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
1 tablespoon basil
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
3-4 mozzarella string cheese sticks

 Directions
{1}
Chop each cheese stick into half inch pieces (about 6-8 for each stick). Place on a plate and chill in the freezer until ready to use.
{2}
In a large bowl, add ground beef, bread crumbs, egg and egg yolk, garlic, onion powder, Italian seasoning, and salt & pepper. Mush the ingredients together with your hands until thoroughly combined.
{3}
Remove cheese from freezer. Scoop out about 4 tablespoons of the meat mixture and roll into a ball. Gently push a piece of the chilled mozzarella into the middle of the meatball. Roll the ball in your hands to completely cover the hole completely. Place inside a greased crock pot and repeat with remaining meat and cheese.
{4}
When all meatballs are made and in the crock pot, cover and cook for 1-2 hours on high or 3-4 hours on low until the meat is cooked through. Enjoy as an appetizer with toothpicks & marinara or piled on top of a plate of spaghetti and tomato sauce.







46 comments:

  1. Hummm, look so delicious :D I really have to do :D

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  2. Omg, looks like 4 hours gym to me...
    Pearl in Fashion

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    1. Haha totally but so worth it!

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  3. Oh how delicious!!!! thanks for sharing doll! Have a fabulous Monday!
    Much love, Len
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    1. Thank you so much Len! Wishing you a great week!

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  4. I actually just made these a few weeks ago, but yours look SO much better! :) Hope you had a great Easter weekend!

    Shauna

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  5. That looks delicious!
    xx
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  6. Meatballs stuffed with cheese? Yes please! I'll have to try these.
    Rachael
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  7. YUMMMM those look delish!
    xo, jill
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  8. Ummmm these look so amazing!! I need to try them asap!

    <3 Shannon
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    1. Thank you so much Shannon!

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  9. I love finding crock pot recipes!! This is definitely going in my recipe book!

    Tina
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  10. OMG, it looks soooo delicious <3 I should try this tooo! Thank you for the brilliant recipe <3

    xoxo,

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    1. Thank you so much Chelsea!

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  11. These look so delish!! I love the idea of stuffing meatballs with cheese!

    Annessa
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  12. These look so yummy, just got a crock-pot and have been looking for new recipes so thanks for sharing!
    Marta
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  13. I love anything in the crock pot! These look great.

    Amy Ann
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  14. These look so yummy! I had never thought about stuffing my meat balls but I need to give it a try
    Carly from Dresses & Denim

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  15. Well that is a genius idea! They look delicious!

    Shannon
    Clothes & Quotes

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    1. Thank you so much Shannon!

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  16. Wow, those look amazing! That ooey gooey cheese is giving me all the feels!

    xx Leah / www.eatpraywearlove.com

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  17. i love chicken meatballs, but don't eat any meat now x
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  18. OMG.. how delicious! Thanks for sharing! Have a fabulous Wednesday!
    Much love, Len
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  19. Yum! Those meatballs look delicious! (And surprisingly not too terribly difficult!) How clever to use string cheese in the middle.
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  20. OMG, yum! My son loves meatballs actually! I might have to steal your recipe, babe! :)
    xoxo, Vanessa
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  21. Yummy for my tummy. Thanks for sharing and enjoy!

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  22. Looks incredible!

    ❤︎
    Dakota D.
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  23. Great recipe girlie!

    XO, Jessi
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