It’s almost the weekend! And if you’re looking for a dinner recipe that you can enjoy with minimal effort AND have the best leftovers for lunch the next day, I give you: Cheese-Stuffed Oven Baked Meatballs. The BEST new recipe I am obsessed with making these days.
These meatballs require very little effort. Promise! You essentially mix up your uncooked vegan beef (brands like Beyond Meat, Impossible or Lightlife work best for this) with the onion, garlic and spices. Then, use a cookie scooper or tablespoon to get a good spoonful of the “meat” and push a small cube of vegan cheese inside. Then, sear them in a skillet until the outsides are just browned, add your marinara sauce and some more spices, add the shredded cheese on top, and then bake! Only one pan needed if you have an oven-safe skillet, but if you don’t, simply brown them in a frying pan, then transfer to a casserole dish to bake. So, only one extra dish if you do it that way! Easy easy.
Its even easier than it sounds. While they bake, you can cook some pasta or toast some sub buns. These meatballs are AMAZING on pasta or as a meatball sub. I highly recommend trying both ways.
And that’s really all there is to it! You can store leftovers in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 5 days. To reheat, you can do it in the microwave, on the stove or in the oven. You might want to add some more marinara when reheating, as it can thicken up a lot when its been sitting for a few days.