Meatballs made with onion and garlic, breadcrumbs, Parmesan and Romano cheeses, basil, oregano, onion and filled with a cube of mozzarella cheese to give your family or guests a tasty surprise as they cut into it.
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1lb.ground beefmine came in a 1.15 lb. package
⅔cupParmesan / Romano Cheese
⅓cupItalian style breadcrumbs
4ouncesfresh mozzarella cut into 24 1/2-inch cubesI purchased the 8 ounce ball of BelGioioso Fresh Mozzarella. I cut that in half - used half for the meatballs and served the rest at dinner
Place a rack in the lower third of the oven and preheat to 400 degrees F.
Prepare a rimmed baking sheet by lining it with a piece of parchment.
In a large bowl, place the ground beef, beaten egg, Parmesan / Romano cheese, bread crumbs, chopped onion, minced garlic, ketchup, parsley, basil, and oregano.
Mix all ingredients together well with your hands.
Taking pieces of meat, form them into balls about 1 1/2-inches in diameter making approximately a total of 24.
With a finger, make a hole in the center of each meatball.
Place one 1/2-inch cube of mozzarella into the hole of each ball, close the meat up around it and roll to form a complete meatball. The mozzarella should be completely covered.