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Giant Stuffed Meatball

Jen attempts to make a giant, cheese-stuffed meatball to impress her friend Derrell, the Meatball King.

Ingredients

  • Meatball mixture:
  • 2 lbs ground beef
  • 2 lbs ground pork
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 slices white bread, soaked in milk
  • ¾ cup onion, chopped
  • 2 tbsp garlic, crushed
  • ½ cup parmesan, grated
  • 1 tbsp dried oregano
  • 3 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Filling:
  • 2 cups cubed fresh mozzarella
  • Topping:
  • Marinara sauce
  • Shredded parmesan
  • Chopped fresh parsley

Steps

  1. In a big bowl, combine all meatball ingredients.
  2. Lay out several sheets of plastic wrap on a flat surface. Overlap the edges. Spread the mixture onto the plastic wrap and flatten into a large square. Be sure not to flatten it too thinly, to prevent splitting later. Pile the cubed cheese in the center.
  3. Working with one corner at a time, lift the edges to cover the cheese, while pressing the mixture to seal in the filling. Twist the leftover plastic wrap closed and begin shaping the meatball. You may use a bowl to help form the shape. Chill for at least 20 minutes.
  4. Bake at 375°F for about 1 hour. Ladle some marinara on top followed by cheese and parsley.