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cheese stuffed meatballs

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Ingredients

1/2 lb Ground Beef (80% lean)
2 tsp Fresh Rosemary, chopped fine
1 tsp Pink Himalayan Salt, ground fine
1/4 cup Parmesan Cheese, grated
1 large Egg
1/4 cup Almond Flour
2 TBLS Heavy Whipping Cream
1 TBLS Butter
8 each Ciliegine (1" mozzarella balls)
1 cup Tomato Sauce

Nutritional information

311
Calories
21 g
Fat
7 g
Carbs
2 g
Fiber
26 g
Protein

Cheese Stuffed Meatballs

This easy and delicious meatball recipe is low carb, easy to make keto friendly and will not leave you disappointed when you slice into it and discover a ball of melted cheesy goodness!.

  • 30 minutes
  • Serves 4 (2 large meatballs each)
  • Easy

Directions

So, this recipe seems to be all the rage on the interwebs these days, however, most versions call for your typical 1/2 cup of breadcrumbs (or even soaked bread).  I love regular meatballs and the thought of cheese stuffed meatballs was more than I could stand.  So, I set out to make a low-carb version for myself that was as good (turned out, better) than the recipes I’d been reading.  Oh, and instead of using those pre-formed, strange sticks of cheese, I decided to use some market-bought ciliegine (small balls of fresh mozzarella)!  The nutrition info factors in using 80% lean beef (use a higher percentage if you’re worried about fat) and regular tomato sauce (use low carb if you can find it for less than $10 a jar).

Steps

1
Done

In a medium bowl, combine beef through heavy whipping cream. Using your hands, gently mix ingredients until well combined. Divide mixture into 8 equal portions.

2
Done

If your ciliegine balls were marinated in oil, remove 8 of them and blot them with a towel. You want the meat mixture to stick to the cheese, not slide off.

3
Done

Take one portion of the meat and flatten slightly in your palm. Place one mozzarella ball in the middle and gently wrap the meat mixture up & around to cover the cheese. Roll the ball in your palms until the cheese ball is evenly and consistently covered. Repeat with other ciliegine.

4
Done

Heat butter in a skillet over medium high heat. Add meatballs & cook, turning occasionally, until browned all over.

5
Done

While meatballs are browning, heat tomato sauce over medium-low heat until simmering.

6
Done

Once meatballs are browned, place into tomato sauce & simmer, GENTLY stirring occasionally, for 8 - 10 minutes or until cooked through. Serve immediately.

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