If you are craving a heart-melting food, go for these tasty date, and cream blue cheese stuffed meatballs. This recipe is absolutely perfect, you’re going to love it.
The mixture of juicy meat, sweet date, crispy bacon, and savory Kalleh cream blue cheese is undeniably delicious.
Stuffed meatballs are perfect meals. Once the weekend arrives, easy and fast recipes are a priority!
These dates and cream blue cheese meatballs are going to fill your house with comforting aromas. If you are looking for a comfort meal that everyone would enjoy, this is it.
For making delicious stuffed meatballs first, preheat the oven to 350ºF (180ºC). And then quarter the dates lengthwise, remove the stone, and slice them into tiny pieces.
Put the bacon slices on the heated oven rack set over a baking sheet. Bake until brown and crispy. Give it about 20- 25 minutes. Remove from the heat, allow it to cool. Then with a sharp knife, cut them into bite-sized pieces. Reserve the baking dish with bacon fat. Increase the oven temperature to 400ºF (200ºC).
Put the panko breadcrumbs and Kalleh full-fat milk into a large bowl. Let them sit for 5 minutes. This way, the breadcrumbs will absorb the milk and form a soggy texture. After that, add the ground beef, the pieces of bacon, half of the finely chopped parsley, egg, and season with salt and pepper. Mix the ingredients with your hand. Do not overwork it; just make sure everything is incorporated thoroughly. Let it cool in the fridge for 20 minutes.
To shape the balls, you need a cup of water next to you to slightly wet your hand. Put the flour on a plate. Place one tablespoon of the meat mixture in the palm of your hand. Flatten it with your fingers, and place one teaspoon of the crumbled Kalleh cream blue cheese and date pieces in the center of the flattened meat. Top that with one tablespoon of meat mixture, damp your hand and enclose the filling by sealing the edges.
Roll the meat mixture in the palm of your hand and form a meatball. Place the ball on flour, and lightly dredge with it, shake the excess, and put it on the baking sheet with bacon fat. Repeat this for the remaining meat mixture, fill and roll. You will have almost 20-24 meatballs.
Bake the meatballs for 15-20 minutes, or until golden brown, and fully cooked. When all done, serve it on a dinner plate, garnish with chopped parsley leaves, and side it with roasted vegetables and grapes.
If you like the meatballs soaking in a creamy sauce, you can serve them with cream-butter white sauce. You can also serve these little drops of heaven with spaghetti.
You can also freeze the stuffed meatballs and reheat them when needed. They will be tender.
You can use different ground meats or a mix of ground meat like; chicken, turkey, veal, or pork.