I've had a few people ask for the recipe for this delicious snack/meal. This is one of my favorite inventions so far. Keep in mind that this is completely made up, and I did not follow any recipes.
Goat Cheese Stuffed Pork Balls
*Sorry for the iPhone pictures, but you get the idea*
These bad boys are TO DIE FOR. Seriously. I'm lactose intolerant and giving up cheese last year was one of the hardest things. I was so excited when I found out that I could have goat cheese, and I honestly use it so much. Most things that I cook have goat cheese in it because it's just heavenly.
Here are some of the ingredients that I used:
- 1 lb Lean ground pork
- 1 small yellow onion
- Goat cheese (any flavor)
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp minced garlic
- 1 tsp sea salt
- 1 tsp pepper
- 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
- 1/2 tbsp italian spice
- 1/2 tbsp montreal chicken spice
- 1 tsp seasoning salt
- 1/2 tsp greek spice
- Preheat the oven to 400F.
- Put pan in oven for 1 minute so it gets warm-ish. Put coconut oil on pan and it will instantly melt. Spread oil around to coat entire pan (you can use olive oil, cooking spray, whatever you prefer).
- Cut off a large chunk of goat cheese. Roll it in your hands like Play-Doh, forming a large ball (this should only take about 5 seconds). Pull off a small piece and roll it into a ball and set aside. Do this until you've rolled as many small balls as you can. I like to make smaller pork balls, so I usually get 16-18 balls out of this recipe.
- Chop onion - I dice mine as small as I can. I love onion, but I don't like the onions to be too chunky
- In a large mixing bowl - mix pork, onion, spices, egg.
- Now the fun part - mix everything in the bowl with your hands. Mix everything thoroughly so the spices/egg are evenly coating the pork.
- Once everything is coated: pull off a piece of mixture, form it into a patty, put one of the pre-made goat cheese balls in the the center, pull meat up around the ball, and roll mixture in hands. I usually squish the ball down into a little patty (it'll plump up in the oven) - or you can leave it as a ball.
- Do this with all balls/patties and line cookie sheet (I recently tried using a muffin tin and keeping each ball/patty separate and it worked great).
- Put cookie sheet in oven and set timer for 25 minutes.
I flip the pork balls around the 12 minute mark so that they can be cooked evenly and all the way through.
Wait until the balls cool down and enjoy.
I promise your friends and family will love these delicious treats.