So, I know I only recently shared with you guys Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs made with Italian Sausage. And yes, these are also stuffed with mozzarella cheese and made with Italian Sausage. Maybe there is some etiquette to spacing out similar recipes you share, but I've never been the type to have manners. And I have a feeling you'll all forgive me. These were ridiculously delicious, just like the meatballs.
This recipe was actually inspired by a recipe I found in the magazine Anyone Can Cook. I got it at a Borders out here that is closing so it was 40% off. Best $6 I ever spent! There are a ton of good recipes in there for me to experiment with. The first recipe I just had to try was their Sicilian Individual Meatloaves. The recipe called for ground beef and didn't follow my usual meatloaf formula. So I went ahead and took their idea for the mozzarella and ham stuffed inside, and then ran with the rest on my own. I served mine with some marinara sauce. I wanted to make a roasted red pepper sauce for it, but my grocery store had no red peppers (jerks!). Its probably for the best anyways because it tasted so good with a simple red sauce. I hope you guys like it. Send me your feedback or questions: firstname.lastname@example.org.
2.5 lbs Italian Sausage, casing removed
2-3 cloves garlic, finely minced or hand grated
1/4 cup fresh parsley, finely chopped
1 cup parmesan cheese, grated
1 cup breadcrumbs
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
1 tsp oregano
1/2 cup warm water
2 eggs, beaten
5 2oz portions of mozzarella cheese (or you could use string cheese)
Wrap mozzarella sticks with two slices of ham. Wrap ham/mozzarella with meatloaf mixture until fully sealed in. Place on baking sheet/dish and cook for 35-40 minutes until internal temperature of meat reaches 160 degrees.