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Cassie *


I made these little meatball sandwiches for a Christmas eve party a few years ago, and they were the hit of the party...the meatballs are delicious and a fresh slice of mozzarella cheese melted over the top, served on sweet Hawaiian rolls...DELICIOSO!!

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1 lb
ground beef
1/2 lb
ground pork
1/4 - 1/2 c
italian bread crumbs
1/3 c
minced green onions
2 clove
minced garlic
1/4 c
minced fresh parsley
1/2 c
grated parmesan cheese - optional, they are great without as well...i didn't use this time
1/2 tsp
ground black pepper and salt
med jar(s)
24 ounces - marinara sauce - i used bertoli with wine - or can use homemade
1 pkg
hawaiian bread rolls
mozzarella - 12 sliced or can cut 6 large slices in half
for frying


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1In a medium bowl, add the first 9 ingredients and blend just until everything is incorporated. I use my fingers.

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2In a large skillet add about 1/4 cup of oil and turn heat to medium - med high.

Roll meatballs, about the size of a golf ball.
Place in hot grease and using a large spoon, turn as they brown. Once all are browned, drain on paper towel...

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3I then wash out the same pan and add marinara or spaghetti sauce to the pan. Place the meatballs into the sauce ( I sprinkle with a little shredded parm.) and simmer for about 20 minutes, making sure meatballs are completely cooked in the center.

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4Turn oven on to 375 degree F.

On a sheet pan, lay opened sandwich rolls and bake, just long enough to get a little crunchiness. A bout 5 minutes... Remove from oven.

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5Set the tops aside and on the bottom half of buns; place a meatball and some sauce. Lay a slice or half a slice, (depending on how big your slices are) on top of the meatball.

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6Turn oven to broil and place meatballs under broiler. Broil just long enough to melt the cheese or gets a little browning.

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7Remove from oven, place on the tops and secure with picks. Serve with extra warm sauce and enjoy...they are scrumptious!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Meat Appetizers
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Italian