I started this blog so my daughters could find all of our family favourite recipes in one place. It has actually grown into more than just the family favourites but also other recipes we've tried out in our kitchen. I don't like to fill up the post with alot of chatter. Sometimes there's a little story to tell, but usually I like to get right to the point. So this is for them, but hope you find some recipes that you like as well. I'll be sharing a lot of recipes, and along the way you'll find some crafty things and maybe some helpful hints too!

Monday, April 11, 2016

Baked Cheesy Sausage Meatballs

A great make-ahead meal.
The most flavourful meatball you'll every have!

For the meatballs:

1 lb ground trio (pork, veal, beef)
375 g sausage meat (I used sweet basil flavour)
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 cup bread crumbs
1 cup shredded parmesan 
2 eggs
salt to taste

15 small cubes cheese (I used gouda)
3 cups tomato sauce
1 cup shredded mozzarella

Store bought sauce is fine or if you'd like why not give this quick tomato sauce recipe a try? That's what I used for this dish.

Mix all the ingredients for the meatballs together and divide evenly to form 15 balls. Press a cube of cheese into the center of each and close the meat around it to seal.
Set them on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake at 400F for 20 minutes. Some of the cheese oozed out, but that's alright.
Pour some tomato sauce into a 13 X 9" baking dish and place the meatballs on top. Spoon the rest of the sauce over all

and sprinkle with the shredded mozzarella.
At this point you could cover it with foil and freeze for a later date. Simply defrost in the fridge a day before you want to use it. If that's the case, put it on the counter for about 1 hour to come to room temperature.

Bake, covered, at 350F for 30 minutes. Remove the foil and broil 4-5 minutes. 

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