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Monterey Jack Meatballs

My family loves pizza and could eat it every day. With a surprise cheese center, these saucy meatballs capture that fabulous pizza flavor.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 2o min. Cook: 20 min.
  • Makes
    20 meatballs


  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 cup soft bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons dried minced onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 1 block (4 ounces) Monterey Jack cheese, cut into 20 cubes
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 jar (14 ounces) spaghetti sauce
  • 1/2 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese


  • In a large bowl, combine the first six ingredients. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Divide into 20 portions and shape each portion around a cheese cube.
  • In a large skillet, brown meatballs in oil; drain. Add spaghetti sauce. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10 minutes or until the meat is no longer pink. Sprinkle with cheese.
You can enjoy Monterey Jack Meatballs by themselves. But for an even heartier meal, serve with cooked pasta and salad. Or serve on rolls for a deliciously different sandwich.

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  • sgronholz
    May 22, 2019

    We thought this recipe was great! I used shredded Colby Jack cheese instead of cubed Monterey Jack, doubled the amount of spaghetti sauce, and served the meatballs over tomato-basil noodles...yum!

  • Joscy
    Jun 9, 2014

    Recipe saved to RB! For a **person with Type I Diabetes**, these seem to be friendly with 15grams carbs. per serving. THANK YOU for sharing. J.

  • rayeellen
    Sep 30, 2013

    Okay. Nothing special.

  • martinna
    Apr 5, 2009

    My husband and I really liked these meatballs. I didn't have a block of monterey jack cheese so I substituted cheddar.