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Keto/Low-Carb Giant Mozzarella-Stuffed Meatball

Updated: Aug 28



I came up with this monstrosity for Meatball Day (Mar. 9!)! It's really easy to make! It seems like something out of the YouTube videos I watch, but I came up with it. :)


What is Meatball Day?

"On March 9th, we recognize one of the great American food holidays, National Meatball Day.

It is not clear how this day got started, but who can resist the idea of celebrating National Meatball Day?"


https://nationaldaycalendar.com/national-meatball-day-march-9/


History of Meatball Day

"There are many times in history that meatballs have been recorded in culinary records. In Turkey, there is a dish called kofte which has many different variations. In China, there is a record of a recipe that can date back to 221 BC! Ancient Rome can add a claim to meatballs as there is a surviving cookbook that holds a variety of recipes with balls of meat. It’s easy to see that people have been enjoying meatballs for a very long time."

https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/meatball-day/


To try out kofte/kofta, check out this post:

https://www.wearegoodatthis.com/post/kofta---kefta-~10-min-ground-beef-going-international


To make normal-sized mozzarella-stuffed meatballs (Haha), check out this post:

https://www.wearegoodatthis.com/post/can-i-make-mozzarella-stuffed-meatballs


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Ingredients:

- 16-18 oz. of ground meat

- ~4 oz. fresh mozzarella for the center

( I used half of this 8 oz. mozzarella ball.)

- 1 oz. of mozzarella string cheese (cut into 5-mm pieces) or 1 oz. of shredded cheese

-- in place of breadcrumbs

- 1 Egg

- Salt & pepper to taste

-- at least 1/2 tsp of salt & pepper


- Marinara sauce (To make it entirely keto, you can make your own tomato sauce)

- Cooking spray


Supplies: Oven-safe bowl








Steps/Instructions:

1.) Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2.) Spray oven-safe bowl with cooking spray.

This helps make the meatball easier to get out after cooking.

3.) Cut pieces of string cheese into 4-5 mm pieces.

Skip this step if you are using shredded cheese.




4.) Mix ground meat, string cheese, egg, salt & pepper together.




5.) Take about 1/2 of the meat mixture out and set aside or you can push it to the side in the bowl.


6.) Press in the middle of the remaining meat mixture in the bowl and place the fresh mozzarella in the center.


7.) Put the remaining meat mixture on top and mold into meatball shape.



8.) Bake for ~45 min. or until the meat is cooked through and cheese is melt-y.


9.) While the meatball is in the oven, you can warm up your tomato sauce in the microwave for ~1 min. or on the stove.


10.) Pour tomato sauce on top.


11.) Eat!


That's it! Give it a try! We are good at this!







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