Reuben Meatball Sliders

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 40 min
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cook: 25 min
  • Yield: 12 sliders
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2 pounds ground beef, chuck preferred

1 cup shredded Swiss

1/2 cup toasted rye bread, processed into fine breadcrumbs

1 teaspoon caraway seeds

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon crushed black pepper

2 large eggs

1/2 cup parsley leaves, chopped

1 tablespoon vegetable oil

2 cups sauerkraut, drained

1 cup 1000 island dressing

12 slider buns, buttered and griddled


Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

Mix the beef, cheese, breadcrumbs, caraway seeds, salt, pepper, eggs and parsley in a bowl until uniform but not overworked. Scoop out a 1/4 cup of the mix and roll into a ball. Repeat to use all of the meat.

Heat a cast-iron skillet over medium heat add the oil. Fry the first side of the meatballs, in batches if necessary, until golden and crusty, 7 to 8 minutes. Flip and place in the oven to finish cooking, until no longer pink in the middle, 10 to 15 more minutes.

Sandwich Build: Heat the kraut in a small saucepot and mix in the 1000 island. Place a meatball on the bottom slider bun, top with the kraut/sauce mixture, top and skewer. Enjoy with all your closest and most respected friends.

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