Combine all meatball ingredients except the mozzarella in a large bowl. Using your hands, mix until fully combined. Take a golf ball sized piece of the ground beef mixture and place a piece of mozzarella in the middle. Press meat around the piece of cheese, fully enclosing it.
Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs are a fun twist on the classic recipe – serve these meatballs as a party appetizer or over a big plate of spaghetti for a hearty meal!
- 1 and ½ pounds ground beef (85-90% lean)
- ⅓ cup breadcrumbs
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon pepper
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 egg
- 2 tablespoons water
- 6 ounces mozzarella cheese, cut into ½ inch cubes
- 3 cups marinara sauce (homemade or store bought), warmed
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
- cooking spray
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