Wrapped in cheese and puff pastry, these meatballs are crispy, bite-sized deliciousness.
1 pound ground beef
1/2 cup breadcrumbs
1 pinch salt
1 pinch freshly ground black pepper
1/2 cup onion, minced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
Thawed puff pastry, cut into 4-inch squares
2 cups shredded mozzarella
1 egg, beaten
Tomato sauce, for serving
Fresh basil, for garnish
Grated Parmesan, for garnish
In a large mixing bowl, combine ground beef, breadcrumbs, egg, salt and pepper, minced onion, garlic cloves, and chopped parsley. Shape into small balls (about 1 1/2 inches in diameter).
Place meatballs on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Broil for 7 to 10 minutes. Set aside until cool enough to handle.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Flour your work surface. Place puff pastry squares onto surface.
Add a heaping tablespoon of shredded mozzarella onto center of pastry square. Place meatball on top of the cheese.
Wrap puff pastry around meatball. Place on parchment-lined baking sheet, seam side down. Brush with egg wash.
Bake for 25 minutes.
Serve atop tomato sauce, and garnish with basil and Parmesan.