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Havarti Stuffed Meatballs

Serves 2 – 4

Ingredients 

  • 8 oz Buholzer Brothers Havarti Cheese, ½ inch dice
  • 1 lb., ground pork 
  • 1 egg, whisked 
  • 1 shallot, chopped 
  • 1 tbsp fennel seed
  • ½ tbsp chili pepper flake
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • ½ cup bread crumbs 
  • ½ cup cornstarch 
  • garnish: fresh basil and Kalamata olives

Directions

  1. Combine chili flake, fennel seed, sausage, bread crumbs, shallot, and eggs. Mix thoroughly. 
  2. Portion into 1 oz and wrap a piece of Havarti cheese with the sausage into a ball. Repeat with all and chill for 1 hour. 
  3. Dredge meatballs in cornstarch.  
  4. In a heavy bottom skillet over a medium-high heat, brown the meatballs on all sides, drain off excess fat.
  5. Add tomatoes, cover and cook on medium heat for 15-20 minutes, add water to tomatoes if they cook down too far.  
  6. Remove meatballs from pan and serve with Kalamata olives, fresh basil, and the pan sauce.

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