Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins

These are large meatballs, with melted mozzarella in the middle, a real kid pleaser. Flatten the meatball mixture into a flat disc, put the cheese cube in the middle & bring the meat edges up around it & press to seal. After a (deserved) 3 star review, I made a change in the type & am't of filler & the result is a much improved meatball.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 12 cup oatmeal
  • 12 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons instant minced onion
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 4 ounces mozzarella cheese, cut into 12 bite sized pieces
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 (12 ounce) jar spaghetti sauce


  1. In a medium bowl, mix well the first 6 ingredients with a fork.
  2. Shape into 12 large meatballs, with 1 cube of cheese in center of each, making sure that cheese is completely covered with the meat mixture.
  3. On waxed paper, coat each meatball lightly with flour.
  4. In 12" skillet over medium heat, in hot oil, cook meatballs until browned on all sides.
  5. Spoon off fat.
  6. Add sauce to meatballs& heat till boiling.
  7. Reduce heat to low& simmer for 10 minutes.
  8. Serve over pasta or rice.


Most Helpful

We loved this recipe. DH even took leftovers as a Meatball Sub for his lunch today. Only change I would make would be to use fresh onions next time and maybe a little fresh garlic. Thanks for the great recipe.

Jellyqueen January 04, 2005

Pick Your Chef Nov "2004" What a wonderful recipe.These meatballs were so very good. We all had a wonderful time making them. The smell was out of this word. Everyday ingredents that I always have on hand. Thank You

Braunda November 15, 2004

Excellent change, Judy! I wanted to update my review after re-trying your recipe...we prefer the change you made with the oatmeal. Everyone in the family really enjoyed these! Thanks again Judy!

~Paula~ April 22, 2004

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