Mozzarella Stuffed Meatball Sliders

Mozzarella Stuffed Meatball Sliders

With the college bowl season, and the NFL playoffs coming up, chances are you are going to need some game time food. This is definitely one thing you don’t want to have to decide on game day, so here is a recipe that should please your game day crowd. Meatball sandwiches are great, except they are messy and you never get the right amount of meatball in each bite. This is where the slider comes in, giving you the perfect amount of meatball with your bread. These little bundles of joy are stuffed with mozzarella cheese and use a delicious recipe including cheese, panko and herbs.

2 pounds lean ground beef

1 egg

2 tablespoons olive oil

2/3 cup romano cheese

4 garlic cloves, minced

2 teaspoons dried basil

2 teaspoons dried parsley

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon pepper

1/3 cup panko bread crumbs

4 ounces of mozzarella cheese, cut into cubes + more for topping

3 cups of your favorite pasta sauce

12-15 slider buns (or dinner rolls if you cannot find them)

basil for garnish/topping

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

In a large bowl, add ground beef, egg, oil, cheese, breadcrumbs, garlic, salt, pepper, basil and parsley. Mix to combine, gently tossing a few times with your hands. Don’t overmix – it will result in tough meatballs! Spray a large baking dish with non-stick spray and add 2 cups of pasta sauce. Roll beef into golfball-sized meatballs (about 3 tablespoons of beef), and press a cube of mozzarella in the middle. Seal the beef around the chees and set in sauce. Once all meatballs have been added, sprinkle additional cheese and breadcrumbs over top. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until meatballs are cooked through. Serve with additional sauce if desired, toasted slider buns, and a few slabs of mozzarella for topping.

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