Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs with Italian Vegetable Relish
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Serves: 6
  • 1.25 lb lean ground beef
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup of milk
  • ¾ cup seasoned Panko bread crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • ¼ cup parmesan, shredded
  • 4 oz mozzarella, cubed
Italian Vegetable Relish
  • 1 jar Vlasic® Farmers Garden® Bread ‘n Butter Pickles, drained
  • 1 can (14 oz.) artichoke hearts, drained and sliced (optional)
  • ½ cup Wish-Bone® Italian Dressing
  • ¼ cup thinly sliced red onion
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped fresh parsley and /or basil leaves
  • 1 roasted red pepper , thinly sliced
  • 1 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes (optional)
  1. Combine all ingredients except mozzarella and mix well.
  2. Form into 1 inch balls.
  3. Create an indention into the meatball and fill with the mozzarella cube.
  4. Roll ball to cover the cheese, embedding it in the middle of the meatball
  5. Place on shallow baking pan.
  6. Bake at 375 for 25 minutes – turning once about half way through the cook time.
  7. Remove to paper lined plate to drain.
Italian Vegetable Relish
  1. Slice Farmers Garden® pickle chips and carrots from jar in half. Arrange in bowl with remaining pickle jar ingredients.
  2. Add remaining ingredients and toss until combined. Store refrigerated until ready to use.
Sub Assembly
  1. Place the cooked meatballs into a sub roll and top with a hearty serving of the relish.
This flavorful Italian Vegetable Relish is terrific served on hamburgers, grilled chicken, steak or pork, on your favorite sandwiches, tossed with cooked pasta for a quick pasta salad or served as a stand- alone side salad. Relish recipe from Wish Bone.
Recipe by I Heart Publix at