Meatballs Stuffed With Jalapeno And Mozzarella

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You will love these turkey meatballs stuffed with jalapeno and mozzarella. They are tender and have a little kick to them, making them popular during sports events or entertaining. Meatballs make great appetizers at any party. With the added spices and herbs they are very tasty, but it is the jalapeno and mozzarella that truly make them shine. Serve with or without the dipping sauce

 

Ingredients

  • FOR THE MEATBALLS
  • 1 lb. ground lean turkey
  • ¼ lb. roughly chopped mushrooms (mushrooms give moisture to the meatballs)
  • ½ cup roughly chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp. GF free chili powder
  • 1 tsp. GF ground cumin
  • 1 tsp. GF dried basil leaves
  • 1 tsp. sea salt
  • 4 medium size jalapenos, remove seeds and slice into ½-inch circles
  • 4 oz. mozzarella cheese, cut to ½-inch cubes
  • FOR THE DIPPING SAUCE
  • 2 medium size, tomatoes, roughly chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 fresh basil leaves, roughly chopped
  • Sea salt to taste
  • Instructions

  • FOR THE MEATBALLS
  • Preheat oven to 400 F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper
  • Place all the meatball ingredients except jalapenos and mozzarella into a food processor and blend until they are well combined
  • Place cheese cube in the middle of a jalapeno circle
  • Spoon out meat mixture about the size of a walnut and place jalapeno with cheese in the middle, and then roll into a ball and place on prepared baking sheet. (These can be made a day in advance, just store in an airtight container and refrigerate. Allow extra cooking time when refrigerated.)
  • Cook for 35 to 40 minutes or until meatballs start to brown.
  • FOR THE DIPPING SAUCE
  • Place all the ingredients in a food processor or blender and blend until it becomes a textured sauce.


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