If you're a regular follower here on SFFS, you know we love meatballs and pizza. So when I saw Giada make something similar to this the other day, I figured I'd switch it up and try my hand at it. I wasn't thrilled with her ingredients list so I made it more to our liking. And we liked it! A lot. So easy to prepare. And great for leftovers, too.
1 green pepper
1 small onion
2 cloves garlic
1 tablespoon tomato paste
1 cup finely shredded mozzarella cheese
2 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes
1 teaspoon Italian seasonings
Rough chop onion and pepper. Combine chopped veggies and the rest of the above ingredients in a food processor. Pulse until well blended.
1 pound ground beef
1 pound Italian sausage
1/3 cup bread crumbs
¼ cup milk
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon pepper
Contents from food processor
Combine these ingredients, except mozzarella cubes, in a large bowl. Shape into golf ball sized meatballs. Using your thumb, make an indentation into the meatball. Place a mozzarella cube inside then close meatball, making sure cheese is enclosed.
In a large skillet, cook meatballs over medium heat. You may have to do this in two batches if your skillet is not REALLY big. Or, you could place the meatballs on a cookie sheet and cook them in the oven at 375 for about 30 minutes.
After meatballs are almost done, pour a jar of marinara sauce over them. Heat on the stovetop over medium heat for about 30 minutes. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and serve over noodles.