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Meatballs of cheddar explosion

  • Serving 36 boulettes moyennes
  • Preparation 30 min
  • Cooking 25-30 min


1 medium onion, finely chopped
 3 large garlic cloves, minced
 1 large egg
1/2 green bell pepper, trimmed and finely chopped
 1,14 kg (2,5 lb) ground beef, lean
36 cubes Extra sharp Cheddar or L’Ancêtre 3 year aged cheddar – 1,25 cm (1/2 inches)
 80 ml (1/3 cup) plain yogurt, or 10% cream or sour cream
 125 ml (1/2 cup) bread crumbs
30 ml (2 tbsp) dried onion flakes
30 ml (2 tbsp) Worcestershire sauce
 5 ml (1 tsp) ground pepper
 5 ml (1 tsp) Salt
10 ml (2 tsp) Herbes de Provence
5 ml (1 tsp) turmeric
Pinches Cayenne pepper
  Steak Spice
  Oil spray

To taste a real cheese explosion use good quality aged cheddar.


  1. Preheat oven to 190 °C (375 °F).
  2. Place all ingredients in a large bowl, except the cheese cubes, spices, steak and oil. Add cayenne pepper. Mix well with hands.
  3. Shape the mixture into 36 meatballs by inserting into each a cube of cheddar cheese. Make sure the cheese cubes are sealed into the balls.
  4. Place meatballs on a large baking sheet covered with a sheet of oiled aluminum foil. Season generously with steak spice, then spray with oil.
  5. Bake the meatballs in the oven about 25-30 minutes or until meat is well done.
  6. Remove from oven and serve immediately as canapés, appetizers with mixed greens or garnish pasta, sandwiches or even pizza.
  7. Refrigerate unused portions in airtight container.

Advance Preparation : 3 days

Wine and Cheese Pairings

SAQ - Aromatic and supple

This recipe goes perfectly with an Aromatic and supple wine.

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