Juicy Lucy Meatballs

A deliciously simple meatball stuffed with cheese and baked up. Easy to make ahead for a party!
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: juicy lucy, meatball
Servings: 20 meatballs


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/4 cup onion, minced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1/2 cup cream
  • 1/4 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon hot sauce
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 20 cheddar cheese curds, frozen about 3/4 inch in size


  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  • Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil.
  • Using your hands, mix the ingredients together just until mixed.
  • Form into 1 1/2-2 inch balls. 
  • Indent the center of the meatball and insert the cheese curd.
  • Close the meatball around the cheese being sure it is fully covered.
  • Place on cookie sheet. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown (time depends on the size you choose to make your meatballs)
  • Serve immediately or freeze.


Try serving these up with a simple sauce of hot sauce, honey, and oil. Yummy!
The cheese is frozen before being put into the meatballs to ensure they don't melt out of the meatballs.
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