Recipe of the Week: Slower Cooker Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs

Coming home and enjoying a fare of italian cuisine can never go bad.  It is even better when someone else is cooking for you. Not everyone can afford to have a personal chef but having a slow cooker can make you feel like that sometimes. These slow cooked mozzarella meatballs are quite delicious and easy to make!

 

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef or turkey
  • 1 cup bread crumbs (panko or regular, Italian seasoned or plain)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic (or 2 teaspoons garlic powder)
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • Fresh mozzarella cheese  cut into small cubes
  • marinara or alfredo sauce, for dipping
INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Chop each cheese stick into half inch pieces (about 6-8 pieces for each cheese stick). Place on a plate and chill in the freezer until ready to use.moz5
  2. Add ground beef, bread crumbs, egg and egg yolk, garlic, onion powder, Italian seasoning and salt and pepper to a bowl. Mush the ingredients together with your hands until everything comes together.
  3. Remove cheese from freezer. Scoop out about 4 tablespoons of meat mixture and roll into a ball. Gently push a piece of chilled mozzarella into the middle of the meatball. Roll the ball in your hands to cover the hole where the mozzarella cheese was pushed in. Place inside a greased slow cooker and repeat with remaining meat and cheese.
  4. When all meatballs are in the slow cooker (*see note for alternate cooking method), cover and cook on high for 1-2 hours or on low 3-4 hours until meat it cooked through (no longer pink). The cheese may start melting out of the meatballs, that’s okay.
  5. If desired, sprinkle with a bit of fresh chopped parsley or dried Italian seasoning for garnish and serve with your favorite marinara or alfredo sauce for dipping. Enjoy!moz2moz1

Look into the ZAAF Pop Up Shop

On October 9th, 2015, Dallas got graced by the presence of ZAAF Collection that came all the way from Addis Abba, Ethiopia. Founder and Creative Director  Abai Schulze came to style and show off her collection and I could definitely say that  everyone who laid eyes on ZAAF Collection fell in love! Many came from all over to take a peak at the collection and there were great vendors there too! People were able to be dazzled by the opal jewelry of The Opal Trove. The Opal Trove which is a Houston Based Jewelers who create beautiful ethiopian opal jewelry. Dolly Girma & Nebeyu Mekonnen are the founders and dealers  of The Opal Trove.  All the guest were able to shop, mingle and snack on some delicious delights from Bake 7 Treats! Mesker Bekele handcrafted treats that were so delightful and tasty!

Here is a look into the great night we had meeting and mingling with ZAAF Collection.

Designers: Abai Schulze – ZAAF Collections

Dolly Girma & Nebeyu Mekonnen- The Opal Trove

Caterer:Mesker Bekele- Bake 7

Event Planners:Ida Ghebre & Bemnet Meshesha

Photographers:Ian Harbor & Nahom Rezene

Videographer:Matthew Solomon

Venue:Glasshouse Studios

Rentals:Bebe Decor

*YELP was the Proud Sponsor of the ZAAF Pop Up Shop!

Event to Check Out: ZAAF Pop Up Shop

 

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Take a stroll and get an exclusive sneak peak as ZAAF comes to Dallas!

Before you walk over and enjoy your evening at the Texas State Fair, come and spend your Friday evening getting exclusive peek and selection on one of the trendiest ZAAF Products! You can snag some amazing pieces from the men’s and women’s line! ZAAF’s collection contains luxury apparel and leather accessories produced by highly skilled artisans in Ethiopia. Come join ZAAF at our Premiere Pop Up Shop. ZAAF has been featured in Elle, CNN, and more. Each piece is made to exact standards and showcases beautiful craftsmanship and natural resources unique to the region it draws its inspiration from. ZAAF is a word that means “tree” in the ancient and noble Amharic language originating from Ethiopia. More information can be found on ZAAF can be found at http://zaafcollection.com/

ZAAF products will be up to 40% off! MAKE SURE TO RSVP HERE  at http://www.zaafpopupshop.splashthat.com AND ATTEND, YOU WILL BE ENTERED IN A GIVEAWAY AND COULD WIN A PIECE FOR YOURSELF!

*Use promo code YELP15 to receive 15% off of your online  purchase.

Date:10/9/2015

Time: 4:00pm-8:30pm

Location: Glasshouse Studios

830 Exposition Avenue Suite 220

Dallas, TX 75226

*Parking is adjacent to right of Glasshouse Studios, mention ZAAF Pop Up shop at the gate for complimentary parking.

*You can also take the DART and Glasshouse Studios is conveniently located across the Street from the Fair Park Station

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