Meat Up! Cream Cheese Stuffed Meatballs
 
Ingredients
  • Olive oil or butter for sautéing
  • 2 medium onions, minced
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1400 g extra lean ground beef
  • 2 eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1 cup finely ground bread crumbs
  • 1 tsp rosemary, ground in pestle & mortar
  • 1 tsp finely ground sea salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 1 tbsp. Worchester sauce
  • 250 g cream cheese, chilled and cut into ½ inch cubes
Instructions
  1. Heat oil over medium/high heat and sauté onions and garlic until onions are translucent. Remove from heat and set aside. Allow to cool.
  2. In large mixing bowl, add all ingredients – except cream cheese. Gently, mix with hands until thoroughly incorporated.
  3. Take approximately 1 tablespoon of meat mixture and roll into ball.
  4. Flatten and add one piece of chilled, cubed cream cheese to center.
  5. Fold meat over and gently re-roll into ball shape.
  6. Repeat process until you’ve used up all (or most) ingredients.
  7. Fry over medium high heat, turning meatballs gently to evenly brown entire surface.
  8. Once browned, place in oven proof dish, cover and finish cooking at 350 degrees for approximately 30-40 minutes.
  9. Serve hot with your favourite sauce, or on their own. Freezes well.
Recipe by My Wife's Muffin at http://mywifesmuffin.ca/2015/06/cream-cheese-stuffed-meatballs.html