Pasta And Meatballs Recipe

This pasta and meatballs recipe has a hidden surprise. Tucked into each meatball is a little bite of mozzarella cheese. You can use any tomato sauce you like, but the sweet red bell pepper sauce is a very nice compliment to the meatballs.

Ingredients

2 cups spiral pasta
100 grams mozzarella cheese, cut into 1/2 inch cubes
500 grams lean ground beef
salt & freshly ground black pepper
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 egg
2 Tablespoons olive oil
1 Tablespoon butter
1 clove garlic, minced
1 medium sized red onion, finely chopped
1 32oz. (907g) jar chunky sweet red pepper tomato sauce
1 cup spiral pasta

Directions

Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add the pasta, and cook el dente, 8 to 10 minutes.

Cut the mozzarella into small cubes, you will need one for each meatball.

Place the beef into a mixing bowl, sprinkle with salt, pepper, cumin, and oregano. Stir in the egg then use your hands to squeeze the egg into the meat and combine the ingredients.

Use a tablespoon to scoop out some meat and flatten it on the palm of your hand. Place a cheese cube onto the meat then form the meat into a ball, around the cheese, about the size of a walnut.

Place finished meatballs on a plate lined with parchment paper, cover with plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator for an hour.

Heat the olive oil and butter in a large skillet.

Add the garlic and onion and cook until soft.

Add the meatballs and cook until they are firm and cooked through, 5-10 minutes. Gently turn over so they cook evenly on all sides.

Add the tomato sauce and bring to a simmer, then cover and cook on low for 30 minutes. Stir once in awhile.

Serve with pasta.

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