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.

stuffed meatballs

 

The jalapeno and mozzarella filling is what make these meatballs extra special.  Serve with or without the dipping sauce, they are delicious both ways

 

Ingredients

  • FOR THE MEATBALLS
  • 1 lb. ground lean turkey
  • ¼ lb. finely chopped mushrooms (mushrooms give moisture to the meatballs)
  • ½ cup roughly chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp. GF chili powder
  • 1 tsp. GF ground cumin
  • 1 tsp. GF dried basil leaves
  • 1 tsp. sea salt
  • 4 medium size jalapenos, deseeded and sliced into ½-inch wide 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
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    Instructions

  • FOR THE MEATBALLS
  • Preheat oven to 400 F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper
  • Place 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 them in an airtight container and refrigerate. Allow extra cooking time when refrigerated.)
  • Cook for 35 to 40 minutes or until the meatballs start to brown. Serve hot
  • 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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