Good thing I know he likes meat....like tricking a kid to eat their veggies by hiding them I will disguise the meal by adding large copious amounts of tasty meat. There is no possible way he can complain now can he? BAH who cares! I'm not a restaurant, well, unless you pay me and leave a tip, then I will make you what YOU want ;)
But in all seriousness he loved it, didn't even complain AND high fived me for a job well done! Meat....works every time.
Now to shake things up a little the tender morsels have a little hidden surprise - CHEESE!
Its not just for crackers anymore
Stuffed Meatballs with Rose Sauce
1 lb ground chicken
1 small onion diced finely
2 cloves garlic chopped finely
1/2 c. Italian breadcrumbs (or plain adding Italian seasonings)
1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
30-40 small boccacinni cheese balls
Mix first 6 ingredients until just combined (don't over mix) Take a small amount of meat mixture in your palm and place 2 cheese balls in the center. Make sure the meat forms a ball around the cheese to ensure no leakage.
In a skillet on medium heat place 2 tbsp olive oil and brown meatballs on all sides. Approx 10 minutes. Pour sauce to cover and simmer another 10 minutes or until pasta is complete.
1 medium onion diced
3 cloves garlic chopped
1 1/2 tbsp. olive oil
1 can diced tomatoes (or 8-10 Roma tomatoes cubed and a can of tomato paste)
1 1/2 tsp. dried oregano
1 tsp. onion powder
pinch of salt/cracked pepper
1/4 c. herb n garlic cream cheese
Sweat onions in oil for approx. 5 minutes on med-high heat, add garlic and stir for another 2 minutes. Add tomatoes and spices. Simmer on low for 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Just before serving add cream cheese and stir until combined. Pour over meatballs.