I can’t explain exactly why, but there’s something very special about these, and they really were a lot of fun to eat. Maybe it ‘s the symmetry, or center of gravity, but they just feel right in your hand. I’m not sure who invented this technique, but I first saw it on a blog called, Cooking for Keeps, so they get the credit for now.
Like I mention in the video, this easy procedure would lend itself to all kinds of variations, and I expect to see some great ones shared on social media soon. We’re getting close to the Super Bowl, and like I said before, it’s not about who wins the trophy, but rather who wins the snack table, and if you show up with these, that will be you. So, I really do hope you give these meatballs-stuffed garlic bread sliders a try soon. Enjoy!
Ingredients for 18 Meatball-Stuffed Garlic Bread Sliders:
18 dinner rolls (I used Hawaiian rolls, but will try regular less-sweet ones next time)
3 tablespoons butter infused with 3 or 4 cloves of crushed or minced garlic
1 pound grass-fed beef
1 diced yellow onion and a few cloves of garlic sautéed until soft in olive oil
2 tablespoons freshly chopped parsley, plus more for garnish
1 large egg
1/4 cup plain breadcrumbs
1 cup grated fontina cheese, divided (big handful in the meatball mix, and the rest on top)
2 teaspoons kosher salt
freshly ground black pepper and cayenne to taste
2 cups prepared tomato sauce
freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese for the top-->