A Broke Student Recipe: Spicy cheese-stuffed meatballs


Dallas Wabbington

Broke student recipe: meatballs

Dallas Wabbington, Reporter/Cartoonist

Meatballs have always been a classic that we know and love. Stuff them with cheese and you have a mouthwatering creation with a kick.


  • 1/2 pound ground beef
  • pepper jack cheese cubes
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup parsley
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs (alternative: cracker crumbs)
  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 jar marinara sauce
  • optional: 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes


  1. In a bowl, mix together beef, breadcrumbs, milk, garlic, parsley, salt and pepper (and red pepper flakes if you prefer more spice). Knead ingredients together by hand until evenly distributed.
  2. Divide the mixture into small 2-ounce balls or however big you prefer. With your thumb, poke a hole in the center of the ball and insert a cheese cube, covering it completely. Rollback into a ball and place on a plate or pan then refrigerate for 20 minutes.
  3. Heat oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add meatballs and cook for 7-10 minutes or until evenly brown.
  4. Reduce heat to medium-low and pour marinara sauce over the meatballs. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes before serving.

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