Cheese Stuffed Meatballs

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Meatballs stuffed with cheese and caramelized with honey and pomegranate molasses.


  • 350g lean ground beef
  • 150g ground lamb
  • 1 onion, grated and juice removed
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper
  • ¼ tsp cumin
  • 150g cheese, kasar or mozarella, grated
  • 2 tbsp pomegranate molasses
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp olive oil to fry
  • 2 tbsp parsley, minced


  1. Make mini balls from grated cheese and wait in freezer for 30 minutes.
  2. Mix ground beef and lamb with grated onion.
  3. Add salt, black pepper and cumin and mix until combined well.
  4. Cover it and chill for 30 minutes.
  5. Scoop out balls from the mixture, flatten it and place mini cheese balls in the middle.
  6. Pat meatballs firmly together in a round shape.
  7. Heat olive oil in an iron skillet and cook meatballs for about 10 minutes turning them over occasionally.
  8. Mix honey and pomegranate molasses and add it into the pan when the meatballs are almost done.
  9. Let them get caramelized and have a shiny outer side.
  10. A little cheese might ooze when frying, don’t worry.
  11. Serve hot with a little minced parsley on the top.


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