Saturday, August 31, 2013

Bacon & Cheese Stuffed Meatballs

A bacon cheeseburger and hold the bun...that's what these little gems are.  Moist meat with the surprise of melted cheese and bacon on the inside.  They are so tasty that no sauce is needed.  

Bacon & Cheese Stuffed Meatballs

1 lb ground beef
1/2 cup ricotta cheese
1 large egg slightly beaten
1/4 cup Panko bread crumbs
1 clove garlic, minced

1/4 tsp oregano
salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
1/2 cup Cheddar Jack shredded cheese
2 slices bacon, cut into 1/2" pieces, cooked and drained
Mix all of the ingredients together until completely blended.  I chose to bake them.  I used a large scoop that was overflowing (3 tbsp), flattened the meat, added a large pinch of cheese and bacon pieces and then rolled the outer edges around the cheese and bacon. 

Makes 14 meatballs.  
Bake for 30 minutes at 350°F.

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