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Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs

Prep Time

15 Minutes

Cook Time

1 Hours

Effort

Pellets

Hickory

These homemade Italian meatballs are the perfect recipe to get the kids involved in the kitchen. Our hand-rolled meatballs are packed with herbs & cheese, then cooked with delicious Traeger hardwood smoke.

Ingredients

How many people are you serving?

6

Units of Measurement:

main

  • 1 1/2 Pound ground beef

  • 1/2 Pound bulk Italian sausage

  • 3/4 Cup Italian seasoned breadcrumbs

  • 1/2 Cup Parmesan cheese, grated

  • 1/4 Cup onion, finely diced

  • 2 Clove garlic, minced

  • 1 Whole egg, lightly beaten

  • 1/4 Cup milk

  • 1 Teaspoon chopped thyme

  • 1 Teaspoon Fresh sage, chopped

  • 1 Pound shredded mozzarella cheese

  • 8 Ounce marinara sauce, for serving

  • fresh parsley, chopped

Steps

  • 1

    When ready to cook, set Traeger temperature to 180°F and preheat, lid closed for 15 minutes. For optimal flavor, use Super Smoke if available. Line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  • 2

    In a large bowl, combine the ground beef, sausage, breadcrumbs, Parmesan, onion, garlic, egg, milk, thyme, and sage. Knead the meat mixture lightly with hands to combine.

    Ingredients

    • 1 1/2 Pound ground beef

    • 1/2 Pound bulk Italian sausage

    • 3/4 Cup Italian seasoned breadcrumbs

    • 1/2 Cup Parmesan cheese, grated

    • 1/4 Cup onion, finely diced

    • 2 Clove garlic, minced

    • 1 Whole egg, lightly beaten

    • 1/4 Cup milk

    • 1 Teaspoon chopped thyme

    • 1 Teaspoon Fresh sage, chopped

  • 3

    Form meat mixture into 1-1/2 inch balls. Make a depression in the center of each and insert shredded cheese. Reshape the meatball to completely enclose the cheese. Transfer to baking sheet.

    Ingredients

    • 1 Pound shredded mozzarella cheese

  • 4

    Place the baking sheet directly on the grill grates. Close the lid and smoke the meatballs for 30 minutes.
  • 5

    Increase the Traeger temperature to 300°F and bake the meatballs until they are cooked through, and the internal temperature reaches 160°F, 25-30 minutes.
  • 6

    Remove the meatballs from the grill. Serve with marinara sauce and garnish with fresh chopped parsley or basil, if desired. Enjoy!

    Ingredients

    • 8 Ounce marinara sauce, for serving

    • As Needed fresh parsley, chopped

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