Spinach Garlic Meatballs Stuffed With Mozzarella
 
Makes approx 32 meatballs
Ingredients
Spinach
  • 8 ounces baby spinach, fresh
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1-2 T. olive oil
Meatballs
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 2¼ c. bread crumbs
  • 3 eggs
  • splash of milk
  • 4 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • ½ c. Parmesan
  • salt/pepper
  • 2 T. olive oil
  • mozzarella cheese (cut into small cubes)
  • 1 jar Rao's marinara sauce

Instructions
Spinach
  1. Heat oil in a skillet and add spinach.
  2. Toss to coat and allow it to wilt.
  3. Add garlic for last minute or 2 until fragrant.
  4. Remove and chop into small pieces, let cool.
Meatballs
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Mix all ingredients except the cheese and sauce.
  3. Add the spinach/garlic mixture and mix well.
  4. Roll into meatballs and stuff each one with a small cube of mozzarella.
  5. Heat oil in a cast iron skillet and pan fry until the outsides are golden.
  6. Add some dollops of sauce to the bottom of the pan (as much or little as you like.)
  7. Cover skillet with foil and transfer to a 350 degree oven to continue cooking until the meatballs reach 165 degrees.
  8. Serve over pasta!
Recipe by Hugs and Cookies XOXO at https://hugsandcookiesxoxo.com/spinach-garlic-meatballs-stuffed-with-mozzarella/