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Course: Appetizers
Keyword: Game Day, Italian, Meatball Sandwiches, Meats, Sandwiches

Meatball Biscuit Sliders

ACTIVE TIME: 1 hour 15 minutes
TOTAL TIME: 2 hours 25 minutes
Yield: 6 to 8 servings
The perfect game day snack, these meaty mini-sandwiches are big on flavor with a triple meat blend stuffed between halves of a fluffy Parmesan parsley biscuit.
This recipe first appeared on Food Network.com.
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Parmesan Parsley Biscuits

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, chilled and cubed
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley or chives
  • 1 cup whole milk, chilled

Spaghetti Sauce

  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 (14-ounce) cans diced tomatoes
  • 20 fresh basil leaves, chopped

Meatball Sandwiches

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 1 pound ground veal
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 small onion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • Provolone cheese, thinly sliced

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ACTIVE TIME: 1 hour 15 minutes
TOTAL TIME: 2 hours 25 minutes
Yield: 6 to 8 servings


Parmesan Parsley Biscuits

  • Heat oven to 400ºF.
  • In a large bowl, combine flour, 1/2 cup of the Parmesan, the sugar, baking powder, salt, and pepper. Whisk until well blended. Add the butter and combine with fingertips until a coarse meal forms. Mix in parsley or chives. Gradually add milk, tossing with a fork until moist clumps form. Add extra milk if mixture is dry.
  • Put dough on a floured work surface, folding 8 to 10 times until it becomes firm. Let rest for 10 minutes under a damp towel.
  • Roll out the dough on a lightly floured work surface. Using a 2-inch biscuit ring, cut out biscuits and put on a half sheet pan. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup cheese and bake until biscuits are puffed and golden, about 15 minutes.

Spaghetti Sauce

  • In a medium pan over high heat, saute onion and garlic in olive oil until softened, about 3 minutes. Add tomatoes and allow to simmer until slightly reduced and thickened, about 25 minutes. Stir in fresh basil just before serving.

Meatball Sandwiches

  • Heat oven to 375ºF.
  • In a large bowl, combine the beef, pork, veal, egg, onion, parsley, garlic, oregano, salt, and pepper, and mix until well combined. Scoop the mixture into 1 1/2-ounce portions and place into mini-muffin tins. Bake until browned, about 15 to 20 minutes. Serve on split biscuits with sauce and cheese.
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