Meatball Sandwiches

Total Time:
1 hr 5 min
45 min
20 min

6 to 8 servings

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 1 pound ground veal
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 small onion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • Parmesan Parsley Biscuits, recipe follows
  • Spaghetti Sauce, recipe follows
  • Provolone cheese, thinly sliced
  • Parmesan Parsley Biscuits:
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 stick chilled unsalted butter, cut into cubes
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley or chives
  • 1 cup whole milk, chilled
  • Spaghetti Sauce:
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 (14-ounce) cans diced tomatoes
  • 20 fresh basil leaves, chopped
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

  • In a large bowl, combine the beef, pork, veal, egg, onion, parsley, garlic, oregano, salt, and pepper and mix until well combined. Scoop the mixture into mini muffin tins. Bake until browned, about 15 to 20 minutes. Serve on split biscuits with sauce and cheese.

Parmesan Parsley Biscuits:
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

  • In a large bowl, combine flour, 1/2 cup Parmesan, sugar, baking powder, salt, and pepper. Whisk until well blended. Add butter and combine with fingertips until a coarse meal forms. Mix in parsley. Gradually add milk, tossing with a fork until moist clumps form. Add extra milk if mixture is dry. Put dough on a floured work surface, folding 8 to 10 times until it becomes firm. Let rest for 10 minutes under a damp towel. Roll out on lightly floured work surface. Using a 2-inch-diameter biscuit ring, cut out biscuits and put on a parchment lined baking sheet. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup cheese and bake until biscuits are puffed and golden, about 15 minutes.

  • Yield: 12 biscuits

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes

  • Cook Time: 15 minutes

Spaghetti Sauce:
  • In a medium pan over high heat, saute onion and garlic in olive oil until softened, about 3 minutes. Add tomatoes and allow to simmer until slightly reduced and thickened, about 25 minutes. Stir in fresh basil just before serving.

  • Yield: 6 to 8 servings

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes

  • Cook Time: 10 minutes

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