Meatball Mozzarella Pan Bake

  • Difficulty: Medium
  • one hour
  • 4 servings
Meatball Mozzarella Pan Bake

We do love one pan dishes! You get to keep the kitchen clean, and everything is so much easier for you. With that in mind, we’ve mixed here some homemade meatballs, tomato sauce, garlic, and mozzarella. Needless to say, everything paired together perfectly like in a long and happy marriage!

Ingredients

9 ounces of pork mince
9 ounces of ground beef
1 egg
1 tablespoon breadcrumbs
1 teaspoon fennel seeds
1 teaspoon dried oregano
salt
pepper
olive oil for shaping the meatballs
vegetable oil for frying
1 onion, shredded
2 garlic cloves, crushed
2 bay leaves
1 cup canned tomatoes
1 cup tomato sauce
1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 cup low moisture mozzarella, shredded
2 tablespoons of mascarpone

Steps

  1. Add the ground meat in a large bowl along with 1 egg, breadcrumbs, oregano, and fennel seeds.
  2. Season with salt, pepper, and give it a good stir.
  3. Rub your hands with a bit of olive oil and shape the meat mixture into 1.5 inches (4 cm) thick balls.
  4. Heat vegetable oil in a skillet over medium-high heat and fry the meatballs for around 5 minutes. When you’re ready, remove them on a paper towel.
  5. Heat 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the onion, bay leaves and garlic. Cook for 2 minutes.
  6. Add the canned tomatoes, tomato sauce, salt, pepper, brown sugar, and balsamic vinegar.
  7. Bring to a boil and reduce the heat. Simmer for 15 minutes.
  8. Mix the mozzarella and mascarpone in a small bowl.
  9. Add the meatballs over the sauce and top with the mozzarella.
  10. Slide the skillet into the oven and bake it for 25 minutes at 360 degrees F/180 degrees C.

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