How to Make Meatball Sliders

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Jan. 28, 2014

These meatball sliders will be the hit of your appetizer menu. The extra Italian flare puts these meatballs over the top and will leave your guests asking for the recipe.


For meatballs
Italian seasoned ground pork 1 1/2 Pound
Garlic clove 2 , mince
Parmesan cheese 1/2 Cup (8 tbs) , shredded
Panko bread crumbs 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Eggs 2
Fresh parsley 2 Tablespoon , chopped finely
Salt 1 Teaspoon
Pepper 1 Teaspoon
Olive oil 2 Tablespoon
For sauce
Onion 1 Small , chopped finely
Tomato paste 2 Tablespoon
Canned peeled and diced tomatoes 28 Ounce
For garnish
Sliced parmesan cheese 1 Tablespoon (as needed)
Basil leaves 1 Tablespoon (as needed)
For serving
Slider buns 20



For Meatballs:

1. In a bowl, combine pork, garlic, shredded Parmesan, Panko, eggs, parsley, salt, and pepper. Mix well and roll mixture into balls (depending on the size of buns).

2. Place a skillet over high flame, pour oil to coat the bottom, place the meatballs and cook for a couple of minutes on each side on until browned.

For Sauce:

3. Place a pan over medium high heat; pour olive oil and saute onion until translucent.

4. Add garlic, cook for a minute and then add tomato paste.

5. Stir in canned tomato, salt, and pepper.

6. Place meatballs into the sauce, cover with lid and cook for 45-60 minutes.


7. Toast the buns under broiler for 1 minute and top them with the meatballs. Garnish with cheese and basil.


8. Serve and enjoy!


You can prepare meatballs and sauce a night before.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 60 Minutes
Ready In: 60 Minutes
Servings: 20

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 201Calories from Fat 52

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 6 g9.2%

Saturated Fat 1 g5%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 606 mg25.25%

Total Carbohydrates 25 g8.3%

Dietary Fiber 1 g4%

Sugars 3 g

Protein 12 g24%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet