Spicy & Sweet Cheese-Stuffed Meatballs


  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 2 tablespoons minced onion
  • 1 egg yolk
  • ½ cup Panko bread crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons hot sauce
  • Salt, to taste
  • Ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 block Cheddar cheese, cut into nine 1-inch cubes
  • Green onions, to garnish (optional)
  • 1 cup hot sauce
  • 1 cup barbecue sauce


  • Preheat the oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with tin foil and spray with cooking spray.
  • Cut the cheese into 9 small cubes and set them aside.
  • Combine the ground beef, Panko bread crumbs, onions, hot sauce, egg, Worcestershire sauce, salt, and pepper in a large bowl. Mix until thoroughly combined.
  • Roll out the ground beef and form it into a small ball. Gently make a well in the middle of the meatball and place cheese cube inside. Seal tightly and repeat with the remaining ground beef.
  • Set the tray in the oven to bake for approximately 15-18 minutes.
  • To make the sauce, combine the ingredients in a saucepan. Bring it to a boil over medium heat, and cook for 2 minutes while stirring occasionally.
  • Remove the meatballs from the oven and place them on a wire rack to cool slightly. Cover with the sauce and diced green onions. Serve.