~ Meatball Sliders ~

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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12 or more


15 Min


30 Min


Stove Top


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

Directions Step-By-Step

In a medium bowl, add the first 9 ingredients and blend just until everything is incorporated. I use my fingers.
In 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...
I 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.
Turn 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.
Set 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.
Turn oven to broil and place meatballs under broiler. Broil just long enough to melt the cheese or gets a little browning.
Remove 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