Meatball sliders recipe
1 large egg
2 tbsp ketchup
2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
¼ cup panko bread crumbs
2 large cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 ¼ lbs of ground beef
1 tbsp olive oil
1 onion, finely chopped
1 14oz can crushed tomatoes in puree
2 tbsp brown sugar
12 small rolls
salt and pepper to taste
Heat the broiler. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil or parchment paper.
In a large bowl, whisk together the egg, ketchup, 1 tbsp of Worcestershire sauce, balsamic vinegar, 1 tbsp water, and salt/pepper to taste. Stir in the panko bread crumbs. Let mixture sit for 2 minutes and then toss with half the garlic.
Add the ground beef to the mixture and gently mix to combine. Shape the meat mixture into 10-12 meatballs and place on the baking sheet.
Broil for approximately 8 minutes.
Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and cook, covered—stirring occasionally, for 6 minutes. Uncover and continue cooking until the onions are tender (about 3 minutes more). Stir in remaining garlic and cook for 1-2 minutes.
Add the crushed tomatoes and brown sugar to the skillet and simmer for approximately 3 minutes. Stir in remaining Worcestershire sauce. Toss the cooked meatballs in the sauce.
Serve up in rolls.
Optional: Garnish with parmesan cheese.
‡ Recipe adapted from September 2017 Woman’s Day recipe.