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Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs

Traeger Kitchen


Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs

Prep Time

15

Minutes

Cook Time

1

Hours

Serves

6 - 8

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What's this?

These homemade Italian meatballs are the perfect recipe to get kids helping in the kitchen. The hand-rolled meatballs are packed with herbs & cheese, then cooked with delicious hardwood smoke.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 Pound ground beef

  • 1/2 Pound Bulk Italian Sausage

  • 3/4 Cup breadcrumbs

  • 1/2 Cup Parmesan cheese, grated

  • 1/4 Cup Small onion, Minced

  • 2 Clove garlic, minced

  • 1 egg, beaten

  • 1/4 Cup milk

  • 1 Teaspoon chopped thyme

  • 1 Teaspoon chopped sage

  • 1 Pound shredded mozzarella cheese

  • 1/2 Cup Parmesan cheese, grated

  • 8 Ounce Marinara Sauce

Steps

  • 1

    Line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  • 2

    Combine ground beef, sausage, bread crumbs, parmesan, onion, garlic, egg, milk, thyme and sage in a mixing bowl. Knead the meat mixture lightly with hands to combine.
  • 3

    Form meat mixture into 1-1/2 inch balls. Make a depression in the center of each and insert shredded cheese. Reshape the meatball to completely enclose the cheese. Transfer to baking sheet.
  • 4

    When ready to cook, start the Traeger grill on Smoke with the lid open until the fire is established (4 to 5 minutes). Smoke the meatballs for 30 minutes.
  • 5

    Increase the heat to 300 degrees F and bake the meatballs until they are cooked through, 20 to 30 minutes more or until an instant-read meat thermometer reads 160 degrees F.
  • 6

    Serve with marinara sauce and garnish with fresh chopped parsley or basil, if desired. Enjoy!