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Meatball Sliders

 
One serving costs about $1.35

$1.35 per serving

12 people like this recipe

12 likes

This recipe is ready in 45 minutes

Ready in 45 minutes

20 antipasti,starter,snack,appetizer,antipasto,hor d'oeuvre
spoonacular Score:54%

Spoonacular Score: 54%

 

Meatball Sliders might be just the hor d'oeuvre you are searching for. This recipe serves 20 and costs $1.35 per serving. One serving contains 357 calories, 18g of protein, and 16g of fat. A mixture of olive oil, coarse bread crumbs, parmesan, and a handful of other ingredients are all it takes to make this recipe so delicious. A few people made this recipe, and 12 would say it hit the spot. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes about 45 minutes. All things considered, we decided this recipe deserves a spoonacular score of 57%. This score is good. Similar recipes include Meatball Sliders, Meatball sliders, and Meatball Sliders.

Ingredients

Servings:
0.5
0.5  bay leaf
bay leaf
3 cups
3 cups white fresh bread crumbs
white fresh bread crumbs
0.5 tsps
0.5 tsps dried marjoram
dried marjoram
2 large
2 large eggs
eggs
0.5 cups
0.5 cups flat-leaf parsley
flat-leaf parsley
4
4  garlic cloves
garlic cloves
5
5  garlic cloves
garlic cloves
1 lb
1 lb ground pork
ground pork
1 lb
1 lb lean ground beef
lean ground beef
0.25 cups
0.25 cups olive oil
olive oil
0.5 tsps
0.5 tsps dried oregano
dried oregano
1.5 cups
1.5 cups parmesan
parmesan
20 small
20 small split slider buns
split slider buns
1 tsp
1 tsp sugar
sugar
56 oz
56 oz canned whole tomatoes in juice
canned whole tomatoes in juice
2 cups
2 cups vegetable oil
vegetable oil
0.67 cups
0.67 cups whole milk
whole milk
1 medium
1 medium sweet yellow onion
sweet yellow onion
0.5  bay leaf
0.5
bay leaf
3 cups white fresh bread crumbs
3 cups
white fresh bread crumbs
0.5 tsps dried marjoram
0.5 tsps
dried marjoram
2 large eggs
2 large
eggs
0.5 cups flat-leaf parsley
0.5 cups
flat-leaf parsley
4  garlic cloves
4
garlic cloves
5  garlic cloves
5
garlic cloves
1 lb ground pork
1 lb
ground pork
1 lb lean ground beef
1 lb
lean ground beef
0.25 cups olive oil
0.25 cups
olive oil
0.5 tsps dried oregano
0.5 tsps
dried oregano
1.5 cups parmesan
1.5 cups
parmesan
20 small split slider buns
20 small
split slider buns
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp
sugar
56 oz canned whole tomatoes in juice
56 oz
canned whole tomatoes in juice
2 cups vegetable oil
2 cups
vegetable oil
0.67 cups whole milk
0.67 cups
whole milk
1 medium sweet yellow onion
1 medium
sweet yellow onion

Equipment

slotted spoon
slotted spoon
paper towels
paper towels
blender
blender
frying pan
frying pan
bowl
bowl
pot
pot
slotted spoon
slotted spoon
paper towels
paper towels
blender
blender
frying pan
frying pan
bowl
bowl
pot
pot


Instructions

  1. To make the tomato sauce:
  2. Pure tomatoes with their juice in a blender and transfer to a bowl.
  3. Heat oil in a large heavy pot over medium-high heat and saut onion until golden, about 6 minutes. Add garlic and saut, stirring, 1 minute. Add tomato pure, sugar, bay leaf, and 1 1/2 teaspoons salt and simmer, uncovered, stirring occasionally, until thickened, 40 to 50 minutes. Discard bay leaf.
  4. Make meatballs while sauce simmers:
  5. Stir together bread crumbs and milk in a large bowl and let stand 10 minutes. Add meat, garlic, cheese, eggs, parsley, oregano, marjoram, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper and blend until just combined well (do not overmix). Form level 1/4-cup portions into meatballs.
  6. Heat oil in a 10-inch heavy skillet over medium-high heat hot and fry meatballs, about 6 at a time, turning occasionally, until well browned and cooked through, 4 to 6 minutes per batch. Transfer to paper towels with a slotted spoon.
  7. Simmer meatballs in sauce and assemble sliders:
  8. Add drained meatballs to tomato sauce and simmer, stirring occasionally, until meatballs are heated through.
  9. Assemble sliders with a meatball and 1 tablespoon sauce per bun. Garnish with baby greens and secure each with a wooden pick.

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Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $1.35
Ingredient
3 cups white fresh bread crumbs
½ teaspoons dried marjoram
2 larges eggs
½ cups flat-leaf parsley
4 garlic cloves
5 garlic cloves
1 pound ground pork
1 pound lean ground beef
¼ cups olive oil
½ teaspoons dried oregano
1.5 cups parmesan
20 smalls split slider buns
56 ounces canned whole tomatoes in juice
2 cups vegetable oil
⅔ cups whole milk
1 medium sweet yellow onion
Price
$1.27
$0.02
$0.62
$1.19
$0.27
$0.33
$3.01
$5.13
$0.64
$0.05
$3.16
$5.75
$3.40
$1.74
$0.22
$0.24
$27.06

Tips

Health Tips

  • If you're trying to cut back on sugar, consider replacing some of the sugar in this recipe with a sweetener like Stevia or Splenda. If you're against these kinds of sweeteners, start reducing the amount of real sugar you use until your tastebuds adjust.

  • Be conscious of your choice of cooking oils. Some studies have shown that vegetable oils like safflower oil, sunflower oil, and canola oil might actually contribute to heart disease. Olive oil is a good alternative for low temperature cooking, while coconut oil is a recent favorite for high temperature cooking. Do your research!

  • If you prefer lean meat and you can't find ground pork (which is generally leaner than ground beef), look for extra lean ground beef, ground turkey, or even ground bison.

  • Studies have shown people who drink full fat milk are thinner than those who drink low-fat or fat-free milk instead. Keep that in mind before you decide to swap. If you want to go dairy free, however, you can replace milk with unsweetened soy milk in most recipes.

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Price Tips

  • Most dairy products stay good well past their sell-by date. Instead of throwing out perfectly safe food that is just a few days or maybe even a week or two old, make sure the product smells fine, has a normal texture, and doesn't taste funny. Sniff testing isn't exactly rocket science and it can keep you from wasting food (and money).

  • The price of ground beef is going up. Beans and lentils, on the other hand, are both cheap and filling. Depending on the recipe, you might be able to add beans or lentils to stretch out your beef.

  • If you find meat (especially grassfed and/or organic meat!) on sale, stock up and freeze it. Ground meat will stay good 3-4 months, while steaks, chops, etc., will be fine for at least 4 months.

Cooking Tips

  • If parmesan plays a big role in the flavor of your dish (or if you're a serious foodie or serious about avoiding additivies) it might be worth your time to track down "true" parmesan, Parmigiano Reggiano.

  • Here's a trick for peeling garlic quickly. Put the garlic clove on your cutting board. Take a knife with a thick blade and place the blade flat across the garlic clove (the clove should be closer to the handle than the middle of the blade). Whack down on the flat side of the blade with your free hand to smoosh the garlic a bit. Done correctly, the skin will peel right off.

  • Make sure you cook ground meat thoroughly. Grinding meat creates a lot of surface area that bacteria can grow on, so eating undercooked ground meat poses a real health risk.

  • If you're using olive oil to cook at high temperatures, make sure that the olive oil you're using has a high smoke point because heating an oil past its smoke point can ruin the flavor and even release harmful compounds into your dish. Many people recommend saving extra-virgin olive oil for cold dishes or for adding the finishing touch to a warm dish. You could also use canola oil, coconut oil, or another good high-temperature oil to be on the safe side.

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Green Tips

  • To avoid antibiotics, hormones, and other nasties in your milk, choose organic whenever possible. If you can't afford organic, look for milk labeled hormone and antibiotic free. It is often less expensive.

  • Parmesan cheese is traditionally made using rennet, an animal-derived enzyme. For this reason, true parmesan cheese is not suitable for vegetarians. You might be able to find a vegetarian hard cheese to substitute.

  • Choose organic, pasture raised pork to avoid antibiotics, hormones, and genetically modified feed. It is better for your health, for the animals, and for the planet. If you're worried about your grocery budget, try eating vegetarian meals more often during the week so you can splurge on better meat on the weekends.

  • Choose organic, grassfed beef whenever possible. If you're worried about your grocery budget, try eating a few vegetarian meals so you can afford better meat!

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Nutritional Information

Quickview
358 Calories
18g Protein
15g Total Fat
35g Carbs
10% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
358
18%

Fat
15g
25%

  Saturated Fat
6g
39%

Carbohydrates
35g
12%

  Sugar
7g
9%

Cholesterol
57mg
19%

Sodium
384mg
17%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
18g
37%

Vitamin K
32µg
31%

Vitamin B1
0.41mg
27%

Selenium
18µg
26%

Vitamin B3
4mg
22%

Phosphorus
211mg
21%

Iron
3mg
21%

Calcium
194mg
19%

Vitamin B6
0.36mg
18%

Manganese
0.34mg
17%

Zinc
2mg
16%

Vitamin B2
0.27mg
16%

Vitamin B12
0.9µg
15%

Fiber
3g
15%

Potassium
455mg
13%

Vitamin C
10mg
12%

Copper
0.23mg
12%

Vitamin E
1mg
11%

Magnesium
38mg
10%

Folate
37µg
9%

Vitamin A
402IU
8%

Vitamin B5
0.78mg
8%

Vitamin D
0.28µg
2%

covered percent of daily need

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