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Polpette Con Mozzarella

Ingredients

  • 1 onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 cup chicken stock
  • 1/4 cup white wine
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt & fresh ground black pepper
  • 750 grams tomato puree
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 pound ground pork
  • 1 tablespoon fresh oregano chopped
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1/4 cup Italian bread crumbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt & pepper
  • 8 ounces mini fresh mozzarella balls

Prep Time:

15 minutes

Cook Time:

1 hour

Serves:

So many ways to serve these wonderful little meatballs with a surprise inside!  Cooked in a simple and light Italian red sauce they are perfect for hoagies, with spaghetti or polenta!

Foodie Byte: Serve the meatballs on toasted hoagie rolls, over spaghetti or polenta.

Preparation

  1. Sauté onion and garlic in the olive oil until soft and translucent.
  2. Add oregano, salt, pepper, stock, wine and tomato puree.
  3. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes.
  4. Mix together beef, pork, oregano, egg, bread crumbs salt, pepper, onion powder and garlic powder.
  5. Take a small scoop of the meat mixture and place a mozzarella ball in the center.
  6. Mold the meat around the cheese to seal.
  7. Place the meatballs in the red sauce and simmer for 15-20 minutes.