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I love those mornings when I wake up to a text from my brother containing a photo and the words “make this.” Which is exactly what happened a couple days ago. We live in the same house, about two doors apart and yet I haven’t seen him in days – probably because we’re each on a different schedule. But not seeing me regularly doesn’t mean he’s forgotten that I can cook up some good dishes. Enter the random text Monday night at 11:07pm. Where do you suppose he found this photo? From the Food Porn Twitter account, where else? And of course, he expects me to drop everything and have it ready to eat at a moment’s notice.

I let him drool for a couple days before I got to experimenting and then promptly surprising him on a random Wednesday afternoon. 

 

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Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs

Ingredients

  • 1 Egg, beaten
  • 1/3 cup Italian Style Breadcrumbs
  • 1 lb Ground Beef
  • 1 tablespoon Onion Powder
  • 1 tablespoon Garlic Salt
  • 1/3 cup Parsley, chopped
  • 2-3 Mozzarella Sticks, cut into ¼ inch pieces
  • Cooking Spray

Instructions

  1. Preheat 350
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the ground beef, onion powder, garlic salt, parsley and egg
  3. Using your hands, form rounds with the meat mixture
  4. Make a small hole in each meatball and insert one piece of mozzarella
  5. Work into a ball and repeat with the rest of the meat mixture
  6. Place on a baking tray lined with aluminum foil and greased with cooking spray
  7. Spray the meatballs with cooking spray, then
  8. Bake for 10 minutes, turn once and then cook for another 7 minutes
  9. Serve with pasta
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