Thursday, December 2, 2010
Cheese Stuffed Chicken Meatballs ~ Let's Get It On
Rarely do I get this excited over a meatball (a chicken meatball at that) and rarely do I post a series of photos...but this is one of the few times...I'm finding it extremely difficult to put into words...just how passionately I feel towards these little beauties - all browned and stuffed with cheese!
So without further ado...
Chicken Meatballs before stuffed with mozzarella cheese and browned. (OK, OK...Stop! "Before Shots" are never kind!)
Chicken Meatballs after lightly browned on stove top but before cooked in the oven. (Sitting idle.)
Chicken Meatballs out of the oven - a little oozing cheese hurts no one! (In fact, it could probably solve most of the world's problems.)
LOVE this CENTO brand San Marzanos in a jar! (Find it...buy it...and use it in this recipe!)
And all I did was take my Chicken Meatloaf recipe and instead of "loafing" - I "meat balled" - stuffed with cheese - closed the meatball - browned in olive oil on the stove - then baked in a 400 degree oven for 15 minutes! Perfection!
*Yielded 34 decent sized Chicken Meatballs.
*Make them smaller, stick a toothpick in them and what a perfect hors d'oeuvre!
Let's get up close and personal with this hottie!
And now that we're ALL in the mood...Turn up the volume...Close your eyes...Think about what you've just seen...And in the words of the late Marvin Gaye (Click Here)