These heart shaped meatballs will turn your heart to mush. Great flavor.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
40 mins
total:
50 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

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  • In a medium bowl, toss together the cheese and mushrooms. In a separate bowl. mix together the ground beef and onion soup mix. Divide the beef into 12 to 16 balls, then form them into small, thin heart shaped patties. Press an indention into the center of half of the hearts, and fill with the cheese and mushrooms. Place another patty on top, and press to seal the hearts around the filling. Place in a shallow baking dish.

  • Bake for 30 to 40 minutes in the preheated oven, until beef is well done, and filling is hot.

Nutrition Facts

362 calories; protein 28.9g 58% DV; carbohydrates 6.4g 2% DV; fat 24.2g 37% DV; cholesterol 96.7mg 32% DV; sodium 740.6mg 30% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
02/17/2008
What a novice idea! These were actually very tasty. Not hard to make the hearts. But... you only need 1/4 of the cheese and mushroom mixture. And that is probably too much. And.... Samantha (Bewitched) couldn't make these in 10 minutes. Plan on closer to 30 minutes. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/06/2006
These were really quite nice but the onion soup mix made them a little bit too salty. Will see what I can do with modifications. Read More
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21 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 3 stars
05/06/2006
These were really quite nice but the onion soup mix made them a little bit too salty. Will see what I can do with modifications. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/17/2008
What a novice idea! These were actually very tasty. Not hard to make the hearts. But... you only need 1/4 of the cheese and mushroom mixture. And that is probably too much. And.... Samantha (Bewitched) couldn't make these in 10 minutes. Plan on closer to 30 minutes. Read More
(29)
Rating: 5 stars
02/17/2006
Very yummy! In order to get the filling inside the meatballs my meatballs turned out really big. It was easier to shape them into hearts than I thought it was going to be. Our Valentine's Day lunch company liked them too! The meatballs made great leftovers- we put one on a bun added some ketchup and mustard and had a hamburger! Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/14/2008
These are really cute! I used a pound of turkey and got 4 big hearts. Instead of the onion soup I used coriander nutmeg garlic powder salt pepper parsley and onion flakes to season the meat. When had been in the oven for 20 minutes I poured over a sauce made of a can of cream of chicken soup 1 1/4 cups light sour cream 1/2-3/4 cup milk 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce 1/3 cup white wine a sprinkle of salt and a sprinkle of parsley. Baked them for 20 more minutes. The sauce was great over the meatballs! Also what worked best for me when making the meatballs was to just make the 2 sides shaped like rounded triangles put them together and seal the edges and then form it into a heart shape. Oh and for some reason I could only fit about a tablespoon and a half of the filling into each one I'll try to do more next time. A chunk of cheese and some mushroom slices might be easier to handle. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/13/2007
I just made this recipe- AMAZING! I uses half ground turkey and half Italian sausage- the flavor was intense and wonderful. A big hit for me and my sweetheart! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/01/2008
We really loved these. I gave them four stars because I made changes: used one pound ground turkey and one pound ground chicken used mozzarella b/c I didn't have Swiss mixed everything together at once and threw in a handful of Penzey's Spices pasta sprinkle. I made 12 round meatballs and then served them over mashed potatoes with a bechamel mushroom sauce. Everyone including kids loved them. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/15/2007
Good and easy recipe! I made spaghetti and meatballs for Valentine's Day. My boyfriend LOVED it! Next time I might follow another recipe and mix ground pork in too (the fat from the pork makes them more juicy)! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/06/2006
pretty good. we changed the recipe a bit but they turned out fine. I think it would best if we followed the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/16/2008
My husband and I loved these! I actually cut the recipe in half and formed the meat mixture into a meatloaf instead of meatballs. It was incredible and will definitely be on our menu again in the future! Read More
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