Friday, January 30, 2015

Meatball Sliders

Meatball sliders make a great addition to your game day menu.  For a real timesaver, you can use frozen meatballs instead of making your own.
photography by Paul Gelsobello Studio

Prep Time:  15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Makes: 32 sliders

2 lbs. ground beef
2 slices whole wheat bread, coarsely chopped (1 cup)
1 can (28 oz.) Sclafani Spaghetti Sauce, divided
3 Tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese
2 large eggs
1 Tbsp. chopped fresh parsley
1 clove garlic, crushed
1 tsp. salt
32 slider buns
1 bunch fresh basil
Finely shredded mozzarella cheese

Preheat oven to 350°F.  In a large bowl, mix beef, bread, 1/2 cup Spaghetti Sauce, Parmesan, eggs, parsley, garlic and salt. Form into 32 1½ -inch-meatballs.

Arrange meatballs on baking sheet and bake 20 minutes or until done.

In medium saucepan, pour remaining Spaghetti Sauce.  Bring to a boil over medium-high heat.  Reduce heat to low, add cooked meatballs and simmer 5 minutes.

To make sliders, place one basil leaf on bottom of slider bun. Top with meatball and about 1 teaspoon shredded mozzarella.

recipe developed for Sclafani
food stylist - Catherine Paukner
creative direction/food stylist assistant - Lauren Dellabella
prop stylist - Heather Bean