One of my favorite shows on TV is The Pioneer Woman on FoodNetwork. An episode I happened to catch, had PW making mini-meatball sandwiches. I thought that that would be a great food item to go on a Super Bowl menu. Do you know that I don’t really watch Super Bowl? Most times, I don’t even know who’s playing. I’m just in it for the food and the commercials.
Shall we proceed.
I pulled out about 2lbs of ground beef and threw in the items I had in my pantry. Using your hand, just get right in there and mix it all up.
Roll out your meatballs on the large side, about 1 1/2 inches, slightly bigger than a golf ball.
Normally, I just put all my meatballs in a baking dish and just cook them all that way. I decided that it would be better to have a little bit of a crust on the meatballs, so I cooked them in my pan, just browning the outside. Once the were brown on all sides, I put them in a baking dish and put them in the oven for about 20 minutes to cook all the way through. Make sure to cut a couple meatballs down the middle to make sure the middles aren’t pink.
After the meatballs are cooked, I put my meatballs back in the pan, and threw in my favorite marinara sauce (mine is Hunts, because it cost me $1.10 a can). Is that bad?
Anyways. I turned the pan on low and let them simmer. While that’s going on, I got crazy and added some cheese —- pepperjack. You could add whatever cheese you want or have on hand. Or you could leave the cheese out all together.
Throw on the lid and let the cheese melt.
Ta-Da!!! Doesn’t that look yummy!!!!
I had Hawaiian Sweet Rolls in my pantry, but let me suggest a hardier roll. These sliders can get quite saucy. You need a roll that can handle that and not get mushy. Let me just say that the slider was still DELICIOUS!!!
There you have it. Meatball Sliders!! Add that to your Super Bowl menu, or weekday menu, or whatever menu you want.
Enjoy and may all your Super Bowl dreams come true.
2 lbs. ground beef
1 cup bread crumbs
2 Tbsp worcestershire sauce
1 packet dry onion soup mix
1/2 cup milk
1 can/jar of marinara sauce
2 dozen rolls
Mix all these ingredients, except the marinara sauce and rolls, together. If the mixture seems to dry, add a little more milk. If it’s too wet, add a little more bread crumbs.
Roll out ground beef mixture into 1 1/2 inch balls. Heat up 2 Tbsp of oil and brown meatball on all sides. After browning the meatballs, throw the meatballs in a baking dish and bake at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes. Check one or two meatballs when done to make sure insides are not pink.
After meatballs are cooked, put them back in the pan and simmer with favorite marinara sauce. This is when you can add in your cheese. Put lid on pan to let cheese melt. Once cheese is melted, serve meatballs on your favorite roll.