Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Volcano Meatballs

It was Anya's turn to cook dinner last night... And so we made these delicious meatballs! I got the recipe from the Kraft magazine and only made a few changes.

1 lb ground beef (we used ground turkey)
6 ritz crackers, finely crushed
1/4 cup parmesan cheese
3/4 cup spaghetti sauce, divided
12 cheddar cheese cubes
4 hot dog buns, split

Preheat oven to 400. Mix meat, cracker crumbs, parmesan cheese and 1/4 cup spaghetti sauce in bowl. (We also added some Italian seasoning.) Shape into 12 meatballs.

Place two inches apart in shallow baking pan, sprayed with cooking spray. Press 1 cheese cube deeply into center of each meatball.

Bake 14 minutes or until cooked through. Warm remaining spaghetti sauce in microwave. Spread among the hot dog buns. Fill each bun with 3 meatballs.

We did not use the buns or the remaining sauce. We just put the meatballs on our plates and served it with salad. Anya was a little disappointed that the meatballs didn't explode exactly like a volcano and that they didn't look like mountains at all. But she did admit they tasted yummy!