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Meatball Mozzarella Sticks

These mozzarella sticks are like no other. Tender ground beef is coated in crispy breadcrumbs and filled with gooey mozzarella cheese for the ultimate snack or appetizer.

Tasty Team
92% would make again

Under 30 minutes

Meatball Mozzarella Sticks

Under 30 minutes


for 12 servings

  • 1 lb ground beef (455 g)
  • 1 lb ground pork (455 g)
  • ½ onion, minced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup bread crumbs (115 g)
  • salt, to taste
  • pepper, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon dried basil
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  • 12 sticks string cheese
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour (250 g)
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 3 cups bread crumbs (345 g)
  • marinara sauce, to serve

Nutrition Info

  • Calories 603
  • Fat 20g
  • Carbs 65g
  • Fiber 4g
  • Sugar 4g
  • Protein 34g

Estimated values based on one serving size.


  1. In a large bowl, add the beef, pork, onion, garlic, bread crumbs, beaten eggs, salt, pepper, dried basil, dried oregano, and dried parsley, red pepper flakes. Mix together to combine.
  2. Pick up 2 ounces (55 g) of meat, press into a flat patty on the palm of your hand.
  3. Place a mozzarella stick into the center of the patty and wrap the meatball mixture around it to seal it inside. Repeat with the rest of the mixture.
  4. Take the meatball-wrapped stick of cheese and dredge it in the flour, coat it in beaten egg, and then roll it in bread crumbs. Repeat with the rest.
  5. Place a batch of the sticks into oil at 325°F (180°C), and cook until the outside is golden brown and the beef is cooked through, 5 minutes. Then remove the mozzarella sticks from the fryer and drain on a wire rack. Season with salt.
  6. Serve the meatball mozzarella sticks with marinara sauce.
  7. Enjoy!
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Meatball Mozzarella Sticks