Recipe courtesy of Ian Knauer
Print
Meatball Sliders with Mozzarella and Basil
Total:
1 hr 15 min
Prep:
30 min
Cook:
45 min
Yield:
12 sliders
Level:
Easy
Total:
1 hr 15 min
Prep:
30 min
Cook:
45 min
Yield:
12 sliders
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

  • 5 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 5 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 (28-ounce) can whole peeled San Marzano tomatoes in juice
  • Freshly ground pepper and kosher salt
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 cup torn day-old white bread
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup finely grated Parmesan
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 1/4 pounds ground pork
  • 4 ounces thinly sliced fresh mozzarella
  • 12 slider rolls, split
  • 12 basil leaves

Directions

1. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a heavy medium pot over medium heat. Stir in half the garlic and cook, stirring until golden, about 2 minutes. Add the tomatoes with juice and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Simmer the sauce, uncovered, breaking up tomatoes with a wooden spoon, until slightly thickened, about 8 minutes. Season the sauce with salt to taste.

2. Cook the onion with the remaining garlic in 2 tablespoons oil in a large heavy skillet over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until browned, about 6 minutes. Transfer to a large bowl and cool. (Reserve and wipe out the skillet.)

3. Soak bread in milk until soft, about 5 minutes. Squeeze the bread to remove excess milk, and discard the milk.

4. Beat the eggs with the cooled onions. Mix in the soaked bread, Parmigiano-Reggiano, parsley, 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper and mix until evenly combined. Then gently stir in pork to combine. Form into 12 meatballs, each about 2 inches in diameter, and arrange on a plastic-lined baking sheet.

5. Heat the remaining 2 tablespoons oil in a large heavy skillet over medium-high heat, then brown the meatballs turning once, about 6 minutes total. Add the tomato sauce to the skillet and simmer, covered, until meatballs are just cooked through, 6 to 8 minutes more. Set a meatball on the bottom of a roll, top with sauce, a slice of mozzarella and a basil leaf. Top with the other half of the roll. Repeat with remaining ingredients. Serve.

Trending Videos 6 Videos

Step-by-step photos

Steak Essentials 03:26

Everything you need to know to select and grill a perfect steak.

Similar Topics:

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Mighty Meatball Sliders

Recipe courtesy of Joey Fatone

Garlicky Meatball Sliders

Recipe courtesy of Treva Chadwell

High Tea Meatball Sliders

Recipe courtesy of Joseph Simmons

Mini Taiwanese Meatballs

Recipe courtesy of Ching-He Huang

Meatballs

Recipe courtesy of Michael Chiarello

Date and Blue Cheese Stuffed Meatballs

Caprese Sliders

Recipe courtesy of Patrick Decker

Upscale Sliders

Recipe courtesy of Justine Simmons

On TV

Eat St.

9am | 8c

Eat St.

9:30am | 8:30c

Eat St.

10am | 9c

Eat St.

10:30am | 9:30c

Unique Eats

11am | 10c

Unique Eats

11:30am | 10:30c

Unique Eats

12pm | 11c

Unique Eats

12:30pm | 11:30c

Unique Eats

1pm | 12c

Unique Eats

1:30pm | 12:30c

Good Eats

2pm | 1c

Good Eats

2:30pm | 1:30c

Carnival Eats

6:30pm | 5:30c

Carnival Eats

7:30pm | 6:30c
On Tonight
On Tonight

Carnival Eats

8pm | 7c

Carnival Eats

8:30pm | 7:30c

Carnival Eats

9:30pm | 8:30c

Good Eats

11pm | 10c

Good Eats

11:30pm | 10:30c

Carnival Eats

12am | 11c

Carnival Eats

12:30am | 11:30c

Carnival Eats

1am | 12c

Carnival Eats

1:30am | 12:30c

Good Eats

3am | 2c

Good Eats

3:30am | 2:30c

So Much Pretty Food Here