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Meatball Grilled Cheese

INGREDIENTS

MEATBALLS

  • 1lb ground beef
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup milk
  • ½ cup breadcrumbs
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ¼ cup grated parmesan cheese

OTHER

  • 2 cups pasta sauce
  • 8 slices French bread
  • 8 slices Mozzarella cheese
  • butter (for spreading)

DIRECTIONS

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. In a large bowl combine ground beef, egg, milk, breadcrumbs, salt, oregano, parsley, garlic powder, black pepper and parmesan cheese. Mix well using your hands. Form the mixture into meatballs that are about the size of a golf ball. Place onto a lightly greased baking sheet lined with aluminum foil.

2. Place into the oven and bake for 25-30 minutes or until fully cooked (the internal temperature has reached 165 degrees F. Remove from the oven. Slice the meatballs in half.

3. Pour the pasta sauce into a medium saucepan, add the sliced meatballs and cook over medium-high heat until the sauce has become warm.

4. Spread butter onto one side of each slice of bread. Top each bread slice with 1 slice of mozzarella cheese and some of the slice meatballs, cut side down. Top the meatballs with another slice of mozzarella cheese. Top with the remaining bread slice.

5. Heat a large skillet to medium-low heat. Place sandwiches into the skillet butter side down. Spread butter on the top of each sandwich. Cook over medium-low heat for about 6-8 minutes or until the bottom is golden brown. Turn the sandwiches and cook for 5-6 minutes longer or golden brown and the cheese has melted.

SOURCE: http://blogchef.net/meatball-grilled-cheese-recipe/

Meatball Pizza

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 prebaked 12-inch pizza crust
  • 1 can (8 ounces) pizza sauce
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 small onion, halved and sliced
  • 12 frozen fully cooked Italian meatballs (1/2 ounce each), thawed and halved
  • 1 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

DIRECTIONS

1. Preheat oven to 350°. Place crust on an ungreased 12-in. pizza pan or baking sheet.

2. Spread sauce over crust; sprinkle with garlic powder, Italian seasoning, and Parmesan cheese. Top with onion and meatballs; sprinkle with remaining cheeses. Bake 12-17 minutes or until cheese is melted.

SOURCE: https://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/meatball-pizza/

Mini Meatball Sliders

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 pounds ground beef (preferably chuck)
  • 1/2 cup panko or other breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 1 24-ounce jar marinara sauce
  • 24 dinner rolls
  • 2 cups grated mozzarella cheese

DIRECTIONS

1. Combine the beef, breadcrumbs, milk, garlic, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and pepper to taste in a large bowl and knead the mixture together with your hands. Roll into heaping-tablespoon-size balls.

2. Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring, until slightly softened, about 2 minutes; remove to a plate. Heat the remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil in the skillet over medium heat. Add the meatballs and cook, turning, until browned all over, about 1 minute. (You might have to do this in 2 batches.)

3. Pour in the marinara sauce and return the onion to the skillet; gently stir. Cover and simmer 20 minutes.

4. When ready to serve, split the dinner rolls and sprinkle some mozzarella on the bottom rolls. Top each with a meatball, some sauce and more mozzarella and sandwich with the top rolls.

SOURCE: https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ree-drummond/mini-meatball-sliders-3362636

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