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Spicy Meatballs stuffed with Cheese

Make these tender yet egg-free and gluten-free meatballs with a spicy Asian inspired flavor and stuffed with melted cheese as the perfect comfort food for any occasion. Warm juicy and spicy in flavor they make the perfect companion for every salad, vegetables and sandwich!
Author: Juli@1000lovelythings

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp ginger I used a ginger paste
  • 1/2 - 1 tsp Sriracha depending on how spicy you want it
  • 1 T sweet soy sauce
  • 1 T soy sauce
  • 1 T orange juice
  • 2 T red Thai curry paste
  • 600 g ground beef
  • 16 cheese cubes approx. the size of a large hazelnut - I used Gouda

Instructions

  • In a large mixing bowl add the ginger, Sriracha, soy sauces, orange juice and curry paste and mix well until you have a smoothe paste
  • Add the ground beed and knead well until the paste is well incorporated and completely covered in sauce - set aside for approx an hour to marinade
  • Pre-heat the oven to 180°C (360°F)
  • Divide the beef in 16 equal sized parts
  • Now take one of the beef portions and knead with your hands, take one of the cheese cubes and place in the middle of the meatball
  • Now knead the meat around the cheese until you have a smooth surface with no 'cracks' - repeat the procedure for the other 15 portions
  • On a baking tray lined with baking parchment place all the meatballs and bake in the oven for 18 minutes once turning them after about 9 minutes

Notes

Make sure to knead out the 'cracks' in the meat surface properly. During the baking process when the cheese melts and expands it will leak out of these cracks otherwise.
Eat warm for a melte cheese core