MEATBALL SLIDERS ON GARLIC ROLLS

Sliders seem to be very popular these days. I’m not surprised because they are great as party foods, are easy to assemble, and can feed a crowd. The most popular sliders are probably ham and cheese, which are delicious, but we really enjoy these meatball sliders.

This recipe could be easily prepared by using store-bought meatballs and marinara sauce, but I prefer the homemade, from scratch version. I like knowing what ingredients are in the foods I feed my family and friends.

INGREDIENTS
1 pound ground beef
1 egg, beaten
1-2 tablespoons onion, finely minced
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon fresh basil or Italian parsley, chopped (can substitute 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning)
salt & pepper to taste
32 oz marinara sauce (I used spaghetti sauce I had previously canned)
Mozzarella Cheese, grated
1 package Hawaiian rolls
4 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese, grated

For the meatballs: In a large bowl, combine the beef, egg, onion, cheese, garlic, and basil. Add salt and pepper to taste. Form into one inch balls and place on a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil or parchment paper. Bake in a 375-degree oven for 20-25 minutes until cooked through. Remove and drain on paper towels.

DSC_0337

DSC_0339

Heat the marinara sauce in a large saute pan. Add the meatballs and let simmer for 10-15 minutes.

DSC_0341
DSC_0351

To assemble: Cut the rolls horizontally without dividing into individual rolls. Lay the top portion to the side. Remove a small portion of each bottom roll so that the meatballs will nest down into them. Place the meatballs on the rolls. Cover with grated mozzarella cheese.

DSC_0362
DSC_0366

To prepare the garlic butter: Add the butter, garlic, Italian seasoning, and parmesan cheese to a small saucepan and heat until the butter is melted.

Place the top of the rolls onto the meatballs. Pour the garlic butter over the top of the rolls.

DSC_0375
Bake in a preheated 350-degree oven for 20-25 minutes until the cheese is melted and they are lightly browned.
DSC_0384

IMG_2805

As you can see, some of the garlic and herbs got a little over-toasted. We just brushed it off and they were still delicious.

2 Comments Add yours

  1. mistimaan says:

    Nice recipe

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.