Meatball Sandwiches

Total Time:
1 hr 5 min
Prep:
45 min
Cook:
20 min

Yield:
6 to 8 servings
Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients
  • 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
Directions

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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    grilled the meatballs on our charcoal Weber grill...FABULOUS! We used hoagie rolls but followed the recipe for the meatballs and sauce (added a little salt to taste on each) -- so tasty! I can't believe I ate the whole thing!! Will try the biscuits next time, too!
    I used Alton's baked meatballs. My husband is not a meatball lover and he's loving this!
    These were really good sandwiches. I used 1/2 ground beef and have 1/2 ground pork instead of part veal. Also for the sauce I added some italian seasoning, salt and pepper. They were really good - my 2 year old really liked them!
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