Well, its Friday, and I don’t know about you, but I thought this day would never come. I know you are thinking..what a loser, sitting at home blogging on a Friday night. OK, well maybe so, but we will be leaving shortly to paint the town red….or maybe just a light pink for an hour or so.
Anyways, I had time to go ahead and post this recipe. It’s one of those ‘where have you been all my life?’ super easy and amazingly delicious recipes. I contemplated not posting it because Brooke has her review posted it on her blog Stir, Mix a Lot , but since a lot of people I know, don’t know her…why not!
Which brings me to my next quick point, Pioneer Woman herself, Ree Drummond. If you have not seen her blog, or heard of her somehow….I suggest you go directly AFTER reading the remainder of this post! Her site is nothing short of amazing and I have been following for a while. She has books, a photography section, cooking, homeschooling, life on the ranch and more. I love love love her!
Also, if you are reading this from my actual blog and not an email, you may have noticed my header has changed! I wish I could have kept that blue dog, but I started to get worried about copyright infringements and such. Apparently that artist guards his blue dogs copyright very closely…and as I am 100% positive he might join the ranks of 12 others and follow my blog, I didn’t want to take a change. I am pretty sure over the course of time I may play around with the header more until I am just in love with something. But for now, this will do!
So now just a few quick notes on my pictures and we’re off! (Thankfully Doug is doing the dishes since I cooked, so I have some time to post before he gets too antsy!)
Get some nice and tasty plain jane dinner rolls from your grocery stores bakery.
You can use any breadcrumbs, but as Ree suggests, I think that Panko really make these meatballs amazing!
Mix the meat (you can sub turkey or venison or whatever meat you would like!), breadcrumbs, milk, and seasonings.
Roll into nice size meatballs with your hands.
Random picture, I love this bowl! It’s got the retro look going…actually it probably is retro. I ended up with it from my Moms kitchen…sorry mom .
After sauteing the onions, put the meatballs in, let them brown for a minute. Add the whole jar of marinara, cover for 20 minutes and you will have a nice bubbly mixture like below.
Throw some provolone and 2 meatballs on your dinner roll and there you have it!
Mini Meatball Sub Sandwiches
Courtesy – Pioneer Woman
■1 pound Ground Chuck Or Ground Beef
■½ cups Panko Or Other Bread Crumbs
■1 clove Garlic, Minced
■½ teaspoons Salt
■Freshly Ground Black Pepper
■½ cups Milk
■2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
■½ whole Medium Onion, Diced
■1 jar (large) Marinara Sauce
■12 whole Dinner Rolls (or Slider Rolls)
■4 slices Provolone Cheese, Cut Into Four Wedges Each
Mix meat with bread crumbs, garlic, salt, pepper, and milk. Knead together with hands. Roll into heaping tablespoon-sized rolls.
Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onions and cook for one minute.
Add meatballs between the onions and brown for one minute. (You might have to do this in two batches, depending on the size of your skillet.)
Pour in jar of marinara; shake pan gently to mix. Put on lid and allow to simmer for 20 minutes.
When ready to serve, cut each dinner roll in half. Place a wedge of Provolone on the top and bottom of each roll. Spoon a meatball with the sauce onto the bottom bun; top with the top bun. Serve immediately!