CHEESY STUFFED MEATBALL SLIDERS

February 11, 2012

This is totally a boy food. Although, like many boy foods, girls secretly like them too. I love making these for David after Church on Sundays while he’s watching the Lions play.

Cheesy Stuffed Meatball Sliders from Rachel Schultz

CHEESY STUFFED MEATBALL SLIDERS
Makes 12 sliders

1 and 1/2 pounds ground beef
1 egg
2 tablespoons olive oil
8 ounces mozzarella, shredded
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoon basil
1 tablespoon parsley
1/2 cup panko
1/4 cup bacon pieces
4 ounces pepper jack cheese, sliced into 12 cubes
24 ounces tomato sauce
12 slider buns
Salt & pepper

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a large bowl, combine beef, egg, olive oil, 6 ounces mozzarella, garlic, basil, parsley, panko, bacon pieces, and salt & pepper.

Cheesy Stuffed Meatball Sliders from Rachel Schultz

Form meat into 12 meatballs by rolling into a round ball, then flattening to wrap one of the cubed cheeses around it.

Cheesy Stuffed Meatball Sliders from Rachel Schultz Cheesy Stuffed Meatball Sliders from Rachel Schultz

Arrange meatballs in a 9×13 glass baking dish. Pour tomato sauce over meatballs.

Cheesy Stuffed Meatball Sliders from Rachel Schultz

Bake for 30 minutes. When 5 minutes remain, sprinkle with remaining mozzarella. Serve on slider buns.

Cheesy Stuffed Meatball Sliders from Rachel Schultz

CHEESY STUFFED MEATBALL SLIDERS
 
Author:
Serves: 3-4
Ingredients
  • 1 and ½ pounds ground beef
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 8 ounces mozzarella, shredded
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon basil
  • 1 tablespoon parsley
  • ½ cup panko
  • ¼ cup bacon pieces
  • 4 ounces pepper jack cheese, sliced into 12 cubes
  • 24 ounces tomato sauce
  • 12 slider buns
  • Salt & pepper
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, combine beef, egg, olive oil, 6 ounces mozzarella, garlic, basil, parsley, panko, bacon pieces, and salt & pepper.
  3. Form meat into 12 meatballs by rolling into a round ball, then flattening to wrap one of the cubed cheeses around it.
  4. Arrange meatballs in a 9x13 glass baking dish. Pour tomato sauce over meatballs.
  5. Bake for 30 minutes.
  6. When 5 minutes remain, sprinkle with remaining mozzarella. Serve on slider buns.

Adapted from How Sweet It Is. 

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