Mozzarella Stuffed Meatball

Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs Recipe from Metabolic Cookbook:

1 lb ground beef
1 lb ground pork or mild Italian sausage
1 cup breadcrumbs
1 TBSP Italian seasoning
3 eggs
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1/2 lb mozzarella, cut into cubes

Olive Oil
Marinara (jar or homemade)


In a large bowl mix beef through pepper. Form into 2″ balls. Press a cheese cube in the middle and seal the meat around it.

Heat 1/2″ olive oil in a large skillet. Brown meatballs and then set aside on plate.

Pour marinara sauce into pan; bring to a simmer. Add meatballs and simmer until cooked through, about 30 minutes.

Serve over spaghetti

Roast Lamb with Baked Vegetables

  • 11/2kg leg lamb
  • 6 small potatoes, (600g) peeled and halved
  • 3 carrots, (300g)
  • 600g pumpkin, (600g)
  • Mixed herbs or fresh herbs with garlic granules and 2 teaspoons flour


  • Preheat oven to 200°C
  • Place lamb and vegetables into roasting bag. Add Recipe Base and close bag using included tie. Gently rotate bag to coat evenly.
  • Place on an oven tray in a single layer. Pierce top of bag 4-5 times with a skewer to vent.
  • Cook on centre rack of oven for 1 ¼ hour or until cooked through.
  • Remove from oven, rest in bag for 15 minutes before serving.

If  you do not wish to bake the lamb in a cooking  bag, simply place the seasoned lamb…rubbed with herbs and a pan or on the shelf above a pan to catch the drippings and bake for 2-3 hours in a medium oven until done to taste.

Test by inserting a skewer until no blood comes out, or use a roasting Temperature which is easier.

I then place the vegetables in the pan catching the dripping for the last hour of cooking, turning them after 30 minutes

This lamb roast is dredged with a tandoori mixture and delicious

Use the left over lamb in sandwiches or serve cold with salad the next day


I am now living in a house without a traditional stove or oven, and I also cooked on the Birdsville Track without an oven.

The answer here is the Convectional oven. here you place the meat with the vegetables around the meat all at the same level on the low tray and bake until they are ready when tested