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Mediterranean-Style Meatballs

AuthorAnnabel
RatingDifficultyBeginner

These oven-baked meatballs are quick and easy to prepare. Try them with fresh greens or salads!

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Yields4 Servings
Prep Time15 minsCook Time25 minsTotal Time40 mins

 750 g minced beef
 4 large eggs
 1 tsp pink Himalayan saltor sea salt
 1 tsp ground black peper
 8 tbsp fresh parsley
 4 packages small mozzarella balls
 8 pieces chopped sun-dried tomatoes
 4 tbsp fresh basil or 4 tsp dried
 4 tbsp virgin olive oil

What are we cooking today?
1

Everyone loves meatballs! This version packs a little surprise with the cheese centre.

Getting started
2

Preheat the oven to 175℃.

3

Place the drained mini Mozzarella balls into a bowl.

4

Finely slice the sun-dried tomatoes and freshly chopped basil, place it in the bowl and toss with extra virgin olive oil. Mix well and set aside.

5

In a separate bowl, mix the minced beef with egg(s) and add freshly chopped parsley. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

6

Create hand-size burgers.

7

Place the mozzarella with some tomatoes and basil in the center of each burger.

Note: Try to guess the right amount so you don't end up with spare mozzarella or meat.

8

Wrap the meat round the filling and create a small ball.

9

Place the meatballs on a baking dish greased with extra virgin olive oil or butter.

10

Put them in the oven and bake for about 25 minutes.

Serve hot with greens!

Annabelle's tips
11

These meatballs can be served with any side really. Green beans and/or peas and a traditional mash makes a delicious dinner or Sunday lunch.

Ingredients

 750 g minced beef
 4 large eggs
 1 tsp pink Himalayan saltor sea salt
 1 tsp ground black peper
 8 tbsp fresh parsley
 4 packages small mozzarella balls
 8 pieces chopped sun-dried tomatoes
 4 tbsp fresh basil or 4 tsp dried
 4 tbsp virgin olive oil

Directions

What are we cooking today?
1

Everyone loves meatballs! This version packs a little surprise with the cheese centre.

Getting started
2

Preheat the oven to 175℃.

3

Place the drained mini Mozzarella balls into a bowl.

4

Finely slice the sun-dried tomatoes and freshly chopped basil, place it in the bowl and toss with extra virgin olive oil. Mix well and set aside.

5

In a separate bowl, mix the minced beef with egg(s) and add freshly chopped parsley. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

6

Create hand-size burgers.

7

Place the mozzarella with some tomatoes and basil in the center of each burger.

Note: Try to guess the right amount so you don't end up with spare mozzarella or meat.

8

Wrap the meat round the filling and create a small ball.

9

Place the meatballs on a baking dish greased with extra virgin olive oil or butter.

10

Put them in the oven and bake for about 25 minutes.

Serve hot with greens!

Annabelle's tips
11

These meatballs can be served with any side really. Green beans and/or peas and a traditional mash makes a delicious dinner or Sunday lunch.

Mediterranean-Style Meatballs
AuthorAnnabelCategory, , , , DifficultyBeginner
Rating
Yields4 Servings
Prep Time15 minsCook Time25 minsTotal Time40 mins

Ingredients

 750 g minced beef
 4 large eggs
 1 tsp pink Himalayan saltor sea salt
 1 tsp ground black peper
 8 tbsp fresh parsley
 4 packages small mozzarella balls
 8 pieces chopped sun-dried tomatoes
 4 tbsp fresh basil or 4 tsp dried
 4 tbsp virgin olive oil

Directions

What are we cooking today?
1

Everyone loves meatballs! This version packs a little surprise with the cheese centre.

Getting started
2

Preheat the oven to 175℃.

3

Place the drained mini Mozzarella balls into a bowl.

4

Finely slice the sun-dried tomatoes and freshly chopped basil, place it in the bowl and toss with extra virgin olive oil. Mix well and set aside.

5

In a separate bowl, mix the minced beef with egg(s) and add freshly chopped parsley. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

6

Create hand-size burgers.

7

Place the mozzarella with some tomatoes and basil in the center of each burger.

Note: Try to guess the right amount so you don't end up with spare mozzarella or meat.

8

Wrap the meat round the filling and create a small ball.

9

Place the meatballs on a baking dish greased with extra virgin olive oil or butter.

10

Put them in the oven and bake for about 25 minutes.

Serve hot with greens!

Annabelle's tips
11

These meatballs can be served with any side really. Green beans and/or peas and a traditional mash makes a delicious dinner or Sunday lunch.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 4


Amount Per Serving
Calories 166
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 2.5g13%
Cholesterol 92mg31%
Sodium 210mg9%
Potassium 310mg9%
Total Carbohydrate 2.5g1%
Dietary Fiber 0.75g3%
Sugars 1.75g
Protein 18g36%

Calcium 1.5%
Iron 52%
Vitamin D 22%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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