Baked Spaghetti and Stuffed Meatballs
You will find this meatball recipe is a bit different than my others, or his! Not near as many breadcrumbs because I wanted them pretty sturdy to keep that cheese in! I have seen spaghetti pie, just never ate it, or made it. It is traditionally made in a round pie pan, but this made to much for that, so shall we call it spaghetti bars? 🙂
I gave you the ingredients for each part, instead of all together and dividing them. Make sure to go down the entire recipe for what you will need. This freezes beautifully, it can be made a day or 2 in advance, and it gets better the longer you reheat leftovers, just like real spaghetti, in my opinion!
I used jarred sauce. Don’t even make that “face”, sometimes, I do it, I own it, and I do it proudly! If you have homemade, or want to make your own for this, go ahead. I just felt like the meatballs were the star, so the sauce wasn’t going to get all my time and effort!
For the meatballs you will need:
2lbs ground beef
1lb ground pork
1/2 cup bread crumbs (I use fresh)
1tsp dried parsley
1 tsp pepper
2 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion salt
2-3 T Italian dried seasoning
1 tsp salt
1/2 cup grated Parmesan
1 lb chunk of mozzarella cheese (cubed, you will use some to stuff meatballs and some to spread out over the sauce below them)
Combine ALL ingredients EXCEPT mozz cheese, and roll into 24 meatballs. They will be big! When you roll a meatball, stick a small cube of mozz in the center and completely seal it back up. If you do not take time to make sure they are sealed, the cheese WILL leak out and the fun stops there. HA! I used a little water on my hands to make sure they were sealed good! In a skillet with olive or vegetable oil, brown the meatballs on all sides.