Let me tell you a secret about my daughters--okay it's probably not a secret anymore but they Never, Ever get enough of Spaghetti. If dinner was up to them we would have it every night, it's not a joke! Every time I ask them what they might want, as a chorus, they say, "Spaghetti"! Sometimes I get sick of it so in an effort to make for them I try to do something different each time. We have tried it with focaccia bread, with cheesy bread to name a few, but this time we tried meatballs. They were fantastic and so easy to make. I loved the gooey, cheesy middle and dressed up the spaghetti into a fancy, albeit, frequent dinner!
1 pound lean ground beef
1 pound ground pork (or you can use all beef)
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
2 Tablespoons dried or fresh parsley
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
salt and pepper
1 cup bread crumbs
8 ounce package mozzarella, cut into small cubes (about 1/4 inch in size)
1. Mix all ingredients and form into walnut sized balls, forming meat around cheese cube. Cook in olive oil in a large pan over medium heat. Try to be gentle, the cheese tends to ooze out if you turn too much. Serve over spaghetti. Top with parmesan.
This makes about 2 1/2 dozen meatballs. They are great frozen and pulled out later if that is too much for your family or the recipe works great cut in half. Enjoy!
Source: See Jane in the Kitchen