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Cheesy Surprise Meatballs

Cheesy Surprise Meatballs
Cheesy Surprise Meatballs

Cheesy Surprise Meatballs

Ingredients

Start-to-finish: 1 hour, 10 minutes (10 minutes active)

For the meatballs:

2 pounds ground beef

1 cup plain oatmeal

2 eggs

1 cup milk

1 tablespoons dried minced onion

2 teaspoons chili powder

2 teaspoons salt

1/2 teaspoon pepper

8-ounce block cheddar cheese, cubed 

Sauce:

2 cups ketchup

1 1/2 cups brown sugar

2 tablespoons mustard

1/4 cup water

Preparation

Heat oven to 350 F. 

To prepare meatballs, mix all ingredients together except cubed cheddar. 

Form a meatball around each cube of cheese so the cheese is in the center of the meatball.

Place meatballs on an oven-safe cooling rack or drip pan placed on a foil-lined cookie sheet with a rim. This ensures meatballs won’t sit in grease. Bake 40 minutes.

Prepare sauce by combining ingredients in a large bowl until smooth. 

Place cooked meatballs in sauce; stir to coat. 

Remove meatballs; return to oven for 15 more minutes. Allow meatballs to cool slightly, so cheese can set.