Kenny's Meatballs and Meatball Sliders

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by gmt

wfaa.com

Posted on January 20, 2012 at 9:53 AM

 

MEATBALL SLIDERS
                                               
QUANTITY           INGREDIENTS                             
 
3 CUPS                      MARINARA (SEE ATTACHED RECIPE)  
4                                8 INCH HOAGIE ROLLS CUT IN 3RDS   
12                                MEATBALLS COOKED (SEE RECIPE all beef)
6                                 PROVOLONE CHEESE SLICED
2 TBS                         PARMESAN CHEESE
6 LEAFS                    FRESH BASIL (SLICED IN RIBBONS)
 
IN MEDIUM SAUCE POT HEAT MARINARA SAUCE TO A SIMMER.  ADD PRE COOKED MEATBALLS AND LET SIMMER FOR APPROX 30 MINUTES UNTIL HEATED THROUGH. 
 
CUT HOAGIE ROLLS IN TO SLIDER PORTIONS APPROX 3 INCHES EACH.  PLACE ON A BAKING SHEET.  PLACE 1 MEATBALL IN EACH BUN WITH APPROX 2 TBS OF SAUCE.  COVER WITH SLICE OF PROVOLONE.  PLACE IN OVEN FOR APPROX 2 – 3 MINUTES UNTIL CHEESE IS MELTED AND BREAD IS TOASTED.  GARNISH WITH PARMESAN AND FRESH BASIL.  SERVE REMAINING MARINARA ON THE SIDE FOR DIPPING.  
 
KENNY’S MIDNIGHT MEATBALLS  
 
QUANTITY                    INGREDIENTS      
 
12 OZ (3/4 OF A LOAF) WHITE BREAD
  
3 CUPS                         MILK (WHOLE)
TO TASTE                      SALT (IODIZED)
TO TASTE                      BLACK PEPPER (TABLE GRIND)
1 CUPS                          PARMESAN CHEESE
1 OZ                         BASIL (FRESH, CHOPPED 3/8” NO STEM)
4 LBS                              GROUND BEEF OR PORK OR SAUSAGE
 
 
TEAR BREAD IN TO SMALL PIECES APPROX 1”.  IN A LARGE BOWL COMBINE MILK AND BREAD.  MIX TOGETHER BY HAND MAKING SURE BREAD IS COMPLETELY DISOLVED IN MILK TO FORM A SOUPY PASTE LIKE CONSISTANCY.  ADD SALT, PEPPER, CHEESE, BASIL AND MIX.  REFRIGERATE FOR ATLEAST 1 HOUR BEFORE NEXT STEP.
 
GENTLY MIX IN MEAT MAKING SURE EVERYTHING IS EVENLY MIXED.  
 
WITH SLIGHTLY WET HANDS FORM 4 OZ WT. BALLS.   
PLACE ON BAKING SHEET LINED WITH PARCHEMENT PAPER AND BAKE AT 400 DEGREES FOR APPROX 20 MINUTES UNTIL MEDIUM BROWN AND AN INTERNAL TEMP OF 160.   
 
Place meatballs in oven proof dish, top with favorite marinara sauce cover with mozzarella cheese and bake until cheese is brown & bubbly.   Approx. 3 minutes at 450 degrees.

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