If you’ve ever eaten the Canadian delicacy, Poutine, you might be familiar with cheese curds. However, if you aren’t familiar with cheese curds, let us inform you. Cheese curds are a fresh cheese that squeaks when you bite them. The rubbery texture of cheese curds makes it perfect for frying, mixing into a salad or stuffing into foods.
Cheese curds are an incredibly versatile ingredient and can be used to make a range of dishes. If you are struggling to find a new recipe to serve to your guests, at your next party, you should definitely use cheese curds to create the ultimate party recipe.
With that in mind, try turning an ordinary dish into something new, like stuffing cheese curds into meatballs and making cheese curd stuffed meatballs. This cheese curd dish makes for a great snack or appetizer at a party. Who doesn’t love meatballs? And with a cheesy surprise in the centre, it is sure to be a crowd favourite among your guests.
Ground beef 450 grams
Garlic (finely minced) 1 clove
Onion (finely chopped) 1
Fresh parsley 2 tablespoons
Fresh basil 1 tablespoons
Red pepper flakes ¼ teaspoon
Parmesan cheese ¼ cup
Breadcrumbs ¼ cup
Cheese curds 115 grams
Tomatoes 2 small
Salt & Pepper to taste
- Take a medium-sized pan, over medium-low heat and add two tablespoons of olive oil and diced onions and cook for 2 minutes. Make sure you don’t burn them, turn the heat down if necessary.
- Add finely chopped garlic and cook for around 4 minutes.
- Make a tomato puree with your tomatoes and add them to the pan. Mix properly and cook for a minute.
- Add red pepper flakes, season with salt and pepper and give it a good mix. Add your tomato mix to the bowl.
- Now, take a large bowl and place the meat into the bowl.
- Add eggs, parmesan cheese, breadcrumbs, parsley and basil evenly over the meat. You can add salt and pepper if required.
- Gently mix all the ingredients together by running your hands around the bowl. Mix properly but don’t over mix!
- Make ¼ cup size of meatball; you will get around 12 meatballs.
- Now, take a cheese curd and meatball. Place the cheese curd in the centre of the meatball and make sure you wrap the meat around the cheese curd properly – sealing it tightly into a ball shape.
- Heat a non-stick skillet over a medium flame. Drizzle some oil on the pan and cook the meatballs for about 5-6 minutes per side, until they are dark brown.
You can cook your cheese curd meatballs on the grill – This will take about 6-7 minutes
- Serve as a snack or appetizer at your next party; everyone will fall in love with your recipe!