With mozzarella cheese inside, these tender meatballs taste almost like pizza. Whether I make them for a church potluck or a family gathering, they're a hit with all ages. --Kim Kanatzar, Blue Springs, Missouri
8 ounces cubed part-skim mozzarella cheese, 1/2 inch cubes
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup canola oil
2 jars (28 ounces each) pizza sauce
Hot cooked pasta or rice or sandwich buns, split
In a large bowl, combine the first five ingredients. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Shape into 48 meatballs.
Stuff a cube of cheese into the center of each meatball, covering the cheese completely with meat. Roll lightly in flour.
In a large skillet, brown meatballs in oil; drain. Add pizza sauce; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 25-30 minutes or until meatballs are no longer pink. Serve with pasta, rice, in buns or as an appetizer.