Fried Meatioli: Breaded Beef Ravioli Stuffed With Cheese

Round or rectangular, filled with cheese or meat – ravioli is simply irresistible and another treasure of Italian cuisine we wouldn't want to live without. And though pasta is a tried and true classic, we figured it was time to change things up a bit. This version of ravioli is made out of a ground beef mixture instead of pasta dough, stuffed with cheese, and then fried until nice and crispy!

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 25 minutes

You'll Need:

For the ground beef mixture:

  • 2 lbs ground beef
  • 1⅔ cups bread crumbs
  • ¼ cup rosemary
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 2 eggs

For the four cheese filling:

  • ⅔ cup ricotta cheese
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • 1 tbsp chopped chives
  • 2 oz fresh mozzarella cheese, diced
  • ¼ cup shredded Swiss cheese
  • ½ cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 egg yolk
  • salt & pepper to taste


  • 1 whisked egg white for the egg wash
  • flour + whisked eggs + bread crumbs for the breading
  • marinara sauce, grated parmesan cheese & fresh herbs to garnish

Here's How:

1. Combine the ingredients for the ground beef mixture. 

2. Halve the mixture and roll out each half in between 2 pieces of parchment paper.

3. Remove the top piece of parchment paper from 1 of the ground beef sections.

4. Combine the ingredients for the cheese filling and spoon 4 equal parts of the mixture onto the ground beef section.

5. Brush the egg wash over the edges of the ground beef section. Place the second ground beef section on top and carefully press the meat down around the cheese filling.

6. Use a pizza cutter to cut out 4 equal pieces and press a wooden spoon handle into the meat along the edges to create ravioli ridges. Freeze the 4 meatioli pieces for 30 minutes.

7. Coat the 4 frozen meatioli pieces in flour, egg, and bread crumbs. 

8. Heat some cooking oil in a pot to 350°F and fry each piece in hot oil for 6-7 minutes. Serve the meatioli pieces with marinara sauce, parmesan cheese, and fresh herbs.

Homemade ravioli always tastes incredibly good, but this unique version is for all the meat lovers out there!

Get the recipe for the Macaroni & Cheese Meatballs featured in the bonus video.


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