My family decided to start a new holiday tradition this year by making all sorts of yummy food and binge watching our favorite holiday movies on Christmas Eve. It was a blast. Perfect family fun time, great food, and we got to introduce my little guy to Christmas Classics, like a Garfield Christmas Special and Home Alone. 🙂
My job for this feast was meatballs. Meatballs are not a traditional holiday meal item, but who cares? They are yummy and stay perfect at a low heat in sauce for hours. But how could I make these meatballs extra special?
Duh. How do you make any food extra special? You add a bunch of cheese, of course! 🙂
So I whipped out my Versonel Pressure Cooker, and went to work.
What You Need:
1lb ground sausage
1lb of ground pork
1lb block of cheddar, cut into small cubes – 1/2 in will be fine, but you can certainly make them bigger or smaller if you want a cheesy explosion 🙂
1/4 cup shredded Parmesan
1/2 cup breadcrumbs
2 jars tomato sauce
What You Do:
Mix the pork, sausage, parmesan, breadcrumbs and egg together – use your hands! 🙂
I used a standard 1″ cookie scoop to make my meatballs – roll them up, and keep your hands wet to keep the meat from sticking.
Once you make your balls, push them flat, add a cube of cheese, and press the meat all around, sealing it as best you can.
Throw the cheese/meatballs in your pressure cooker with enough sauce to cover them. Depending on the size of your meatball, you may need less than 2 jars.
Set your pressure cooker to the stew setting and…
Cheese. Meat. Sauce. Is there anything better??
Get your Versonel Pressure Cooker HERE, and join in the cheesy fun with me! 🙂