Friday, June 22, 2012

Meatballs with mozarella

I love meatballs...or rissoles or whatever you call them in your part of the world.

They don't look too good starting out, but the end result is pretty delish

Everyone has their own way of making them I guess...meat, veggies...some even put a pack of chicken noodle soup in their mix...and yes I have been known to do that too.

Whatever you include in the meatball mix, it's going to turn out really well, as long as there's an egg in there to help bind it all together.

I saw a recipe by Justine  of Masterchef fame a little while ago and thought I'd try her be honest, they tasted almost the same as the ones I normally do, but hers were baked...and they had cheese in the middle!

The recipe calls for little balls of boconcini to be hidden in the middle of the balls...

They are delicious...really delish

You can have them as-is...

or you can add them to some pasta sauce, as suggested by Justine...

I also added some pasta spirals to the sauce...

Preheat oven to 180deg.
Get you mince mix together...whatever you usually use is OK...then flatten a tennis ball size in the palm of your hand, place a delectable ball of cheese in the middle then mold the meat mix around it.

Continue until all the meat's been used up, place in a baking tray in the oven. 

You can make a tomato sauce with pasta to go with them, which is really yummy...and don't forget the crusty bread to mop up the sauce.