Cheese-Stuffed Kale Meatballs with Marinara Sauce

Cheese-Stuffed Kale Meatballs with Marinara Sauce

prep time

minutes
cook time
25
minutes
servings
4-6

Ingredients

























Cooking Instructions

For sauce:


1

Heat 4 tablespoons olive oil in large saucepan over medium high heat. Add garlic; cook 1 minute or until light golden brown. Add tomatoes, salt, sugar, black pepper, cinnamon, nutmeg and soy sauce. Simmer slowly for 20 minutes. Add basil; simmer 5 minutes. Remove from heat and let sit. Remove and discard basil after 5 minutes. Set sauce aside.


For meatballs:


1

Place breadcrumbs in small bowl; cover with milk. Stir; set aside 5-10 minutes.


2

Meanwhile, heat oven to 400°F.


3

Place meat, egg, parmesan, garlic, kale and soaked breadcrumbs in large bowl. Mix, using your hands,* until all ingredients are well combined.


4

Line rimmed sheet pan with aluminum foil and spray with cooking spray. Using a tablespoon, scoop approximately 2 ounces of meatball mixture into your hand and flatten slightly. Place 1 piece of string cheese in center and form a ball around it, enclosing cheese. Place on prepared sheet pan; repeat with remaining meat mixture. Drizzle meatballs lightly with olive oil. Bake 20-25 minutes to brown lightly. Remove and place into reserved sauce. Bring to simmer and cook at least 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Serve with crusty bread, spaghetti or another favorite pasta. Top with chopped parsley, if desired.


*When mixing meatballs by hand, wet hands with cold water and the meat won't stick to your hands. You may also use gloves and do the same if you wish.


Ingredients

























Cooking Instructions

For sauce:


1

Heat 4 tablespoons olive oil in large saucepan over medium high heat. Add garlic; cook 1 minute or until light golden brown. Add tomatoes, salt, sugar, black pepper, cinnamon, nutmeg and soy sauce. Simmer slowly for 20 minutes. Add basil; simmer 5 minutes. Remove from heat and let sit. Remove and discard basil after 5 minutes. Set sauce aside.


For meatballs:


1

Place breadcrumbs in small bowl; cover with milk. Stir; set aside 5-10 minutes.


2

Meanwhile, heat oven to 400°F.


3

Place meat, egg, parmesan, garlic, kale and soaked breadcrumbs in large bowl. Mix, using your hands,* until all ingredients are well combined.


4

Line rimmed sheet pan with aluminum foil and spray with cooking spray. Using a tablespoon, scoop approximately 2 ounces of meatball mixture into your hand and flatten slightly. Place 1 piece of string cheese in center and form a ball around it, enclosing cheese. Place on prepared sheet pan; repeat with remaining meat mixture. Drizzle meatballs lightly with olive oil. Bake 20-25 minutes to brown lightly. Remove and place into reserved sauce. Bring to simmer and cook at least 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Serve with crusty bread, spaghetti or another favorite pasta. Top with chopped parsley, if desired.


*When mixing meatballs by hand, wet hands with cold water and the meat won't stick to your hands. You may also use gloves and do the same if you wish.


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