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Meatball Parm Sandwhiches Recipe

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Olivia Mazza


For the Meatballs:
3 large eggs
cup grated pecorino romano or parmesan cheese
cup fresh parsley, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
Kosher salt and freshly cracked pepper
1 pounds ground beef chuck
pound ground pork
pound ground veal (if you don't like veal, just use more beef)
cup panko breadcrumbs
Olive oil, for frying

For the Sandwich Build:
6 ciabatta buns, split
One 16-ounce jar marinara sauce, warmed
1 pound fresh mozzarella, sliced
1 cup hot giardiniera, drained and roughly chopped
One 12-ounce jar roasted red peppers, drained and sliced into strips

Make the meatballs: Preheat the broiler. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, pecorino, parsley, garlic and some salt and pepper until it is all incorporated. Add the ground meats and breadcrumbs and, using your God-given hands, get after it and mix away. Do not overwork the meat or it will turn meatloaf-y. You want it loose and supple.

Using your hands again, make 6 loose patties to match the size of your bread. Heat some oil in a large heavy-bottomed cast-iron pan (or use a griddle pan) over medium heat. In batches, fry the patties until golden brown, 4 to 5 minutes per side. Transfer to a baking sheet.

For the sandwich build: Toast the split buns under the broiler, about 3 minutes. Spoon 3 tablespoons of sauce on top of each patty and top with a few slices of mozzarella. Place the patties under the broiler until melted and golden, 3 to 5 minutes. Place the patties on the buns and top with giardiniera and roasted red peppers. Cut in half and serve with the remaining marinara sauce on the side.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
6 to 12
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
50 min




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