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Mozzarella stuffed meatballs

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Mozzarella stuffed meatballs


Photo credit: G. Drakopoulos - Food Styling: T. Webb

For the meatballs

  • Add the milk and bread pieces in a bowl. Set aside for 5 minutes or until all of the milk has been absorbed in the bread.
  • Add the ground meat, fennel seeds, bukovo, half the minced garlic, salt and pepper. Mix together all of the ingredients.
  • Make 16 meatballs out of the mixture. Push a small mozzarella ball into the center of each meatball and smooth mixture to cover.
  • Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a large non-stick pan over high heat. Cook the meatballs for 4-5 minutes, turning over until done.
  • Remove, place them on paper towels, and set aside.

For the sauce

  • Finely chop the garlic and add it to the pan.
  • Add the olive oil, the thyme, salt, pepper, the vinegar, the sugar, the chopped tomatoes and the water. 
  • Add the meatballs and cook for 5-10 minutes, until the sauce thickens slightly.
  • Serve.
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Nutrition information per portion

Calories (kcal)
19 %


Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

Total Fat (g)
37 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

Saturated Fat (g)
55 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

Total Carbs (g)
4 %


The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

Sugars (g)
4 %


Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

Protein (g)
52 %


It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

Fibre (g)
4 %


They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

Sodium (g)
22 %


A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by Nutritics logo

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