Not So Mini Meatball Sandwiches

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We have officially hit the football and hockey season, and besides the games I have to admit sometimes the food is my favorite part. I served this mini Meatball Sandwiches for dinner the other night and they were a total hit.

I am definitely one of those people that have to switch it up when it comes to dinner; I can’t eat the same thing over..and over…and over again…I get really bored.

So when I was browsing Pioneer Woman’s website I can across her Mini Meatball Sandwiches and knew I had to try them out!

They were super easy to make, you can whip these bad boy up in no time!

What You Need:

1 Pound of Ground Chuck or Ground Beef

1/2 Cup of Panko Bread Crumbs

1 Garlic Clove, Minced

1/2 Teaspoon of Salt

Fresh Ground Black Pepper

1/2 Cup of Milk

2 Tablespoon of Olive Oil

1/2 Whole Medium Onion, Diced

1 Large Marinara Sauce

Dinner Rolls

Provolone Chesse Sliced

Directions:

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Add your Ground Meat, Salt, Pepper, Garlic (minced) and Panko Bread Crumbs.

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Add your Milk. I can honestly say that I never added Milk to meatballs before, we usually add Eggs.

What do you use? Do you use Milk or Eggs? Or something completely different?

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Using your hands if you’re daring…combine all the ingredients together!

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Then make your balls!

I used an Ice Cream scooper to make them and as I was lining them up I noticed how massive they are….massive balls…massive meatballs…

Next time I can make them smaller…..

Nah…who am I kidding….bigger the better…..right?

For the sandwich rolls….get your mind out of the gutter….

Geeeesh! 😉

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Look how big those balls are….sorry Pioneer Woman mine aren’t so mini….just sayin’….maybe the one of the far left…that’s the odd man out….

Anyways….

Chop up your onion…

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Add your Olive Oil…did you know that reason why most recipes call for Olive Oil is because it is resistant to high temperatures.

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Sauté your onion, I let mine cook up until they were about a nice golden color…

Before adding…..

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My Meatballs, since mine are on the larger side of the scale I did let them cook up more before adding my sauce.

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Add your Marinara and then incorporate the Meatballs and Marinara together.

**I did drain the grease out of the frying pan before adding the Marinara.**

Allow to simmer for about 20 minutes, and stir occasionally to stop from scorching the Marinara or Meatballs…

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My one ball jumped out of the frying pan….landing on the stove and creating a greasy trail as it slide into home base…..

SAFE!!!!

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Since my Meatballs are quite large, I actually used a sheet tray (aka baking sheet) as a “lid,” and turned my heat down to low just to help with the cooking process.

And of course I did check the doneness before serving….

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Mmmmmm….I only add a little bit of Marinara on top..BUT…if I was pregnant it would be loaded with Marinara.

Add sliced Provolone on top!

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My little tester enjoyed them, she kept saying “mmm mom I like Meatballs….”

This recipe would be perfect for a football or hockey party, make them up a couple hours before and put them in a roaster on low…and stir occasionally!