Monday, September 14, 2009

Mozzarella Stuffed Hot Sausage Meatballs

My husband loves hot and spicy. I found a recipe in Racheal Ray Mag and I knew I wanted to make it, but I changed a few things to add more flavor and to make in my recipe. It was a great alternative. I must admit, I did make a new type of spicy sauce to go with the meatballs. I will include the sauce. It is going to be my new quick marinara sauce.

I wanted to make a big dinner tonight because my husband is leaving for four days and will be on the road eating at restaurants and fast food. I made a feast: Orange Tomato Brushetta, Stuffed MB and Pasta, and Caramel Chocolate Brownies. I will post the other food sometime during the week.



Mozzarella Stuffed Hot Italian Sausage Meatballs

2lbs of Hot Italian Sausage, removed from casing
1/2 cp. bread crumbs
1/2 cp. fresh parm cheese
1/4 cp. fresh basil and Parsley
1 container of small fresh mozzarella balls


Mix the parm. cheese, basil, parsley and bread crumbs together
Form in little patties and top with one mozzarella ball in the middle.

Form the meat around the mozzarella ball.



Brown on 400. I flipped after 5 min. and cooked for another 5 min. I then put it in my sauce to continue the cooking.

The final product! Yum!
The SAUCE
2 TB olive oil
1 yellow onion, chopped
1 green bell, chopped
1 hot Italian green banana pepper, chopped
1 28 oz. crushed tomatoes
1 lg. can of tomatoes paste
1 24 oz. diced tomatoes
3 tsp. Italian seasoning
3 TB fresh parsley and basil
salt and pepper
1. Add the oil and saute the veggies until soft. Add all of the tomato paste and stir. Add the rest of the tomatoes. Add the seasoning. Let cook. I usually let my sauce cook all day. This will make a thick and hearty sauce.


ENJOY!!!

23 comments:

  1. Sounds like a wonderful meal! That's a great idea to put cheese inside a meatball. I will have to try that.

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  2. These are awesome!!! Yummmmmmm, must try :D

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  3. That looks terrific.

    Question: When you take them out of the oven will they be completely cooked? Or are they cooking in the sauce all day? I'm VERY paranoid about undercooking pork. Help! :)
    ~ingrid

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  4. I love the mozzarella inside and the kick from the peppers!

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  5. These rock. Cheesy meatballs. My kids would think these were awesome.

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  6. Love it. Meatballs with stuffed cheese inside. This is a winner. Those could be great appetizers, too. Yum!!!

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  7. Wow - these look amazing! Great idea, can't wait to try this recipe.

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  8. That is mouthwatering. I need to make that, like now. :)

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  9. This looks delicious. I love the mozzarella surprise! Great idea!

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  10. Hi Miranda,
    Great recipe...thanks for sharing. You are so creative...mozzarella in meatballs! Excellent!

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  11. Tasty ! Yummy ! Thank you for sharing. Cheers !

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  12. Jed and I are politely requesting a diet post... we are trying to lose this darned baby weight, so give us something yummy that will help reduce our tummies. Miss you. Sad you're moving.

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  13. great recipe! I think I can put on my fat pants for the day and have some of this and then I can always burn it off at the gym the next day heheheh

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  14. Mozz in meatballs, I never would have thought of that. So creative and I'm sure tasted great!

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  15. What a great idea! I love fresh mozz and spicy sausage too. This would be a winner at our house for sure. You can never go wrong with cheese. :)

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  16. Oh my boyfriend would love that! Cheese and sausage...some of his favorite things:)

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  17. Very creative meatball and the mozarella twist is definitely a must

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  18. Sausage with a cheesy filling inside... What's not to like?!

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  19. Who would say no to lots of cheese and meat? No one we know!

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