Every year my best friend’s mom, Barb (of Barb’s Famous Sausage Bread), would throw an Eve of Christmas Eve party. To keep things simple she would make a massive batch of meatballs and a big salad, set out some rolls, and everyone queued up and filled their own plates. I looked forward to Barb’s meatball sandwiches all year, and when the big night arrived, I ate as many as I could possibly stomach.
It is no surprise that, as we head towards Christmas, I started thinking about making my own version of meatball sandwiches. Nothing ever compares to Barb’s cooking, but I have to say that these meatballs were flipping delicious. Since Pete has started to get fussy about eating his veggies (ugh), I added a bunch of kale to these and he was none the wiser (honestly, if I hadn’t put it in there myself I wouldn’t have known it was in their either!).
I hope you enjoy these as much as we did!
Meatball SandwichesPrint Recipe
- 250g (half a pound) beef mince
- 250g (half a pound) pork mince
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup breadcrumbs
- 1/2 teaspoon Worcester sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
- 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon dried marjoram
- 1/4 teaspoon celery salt (optional)
- half a small onion, grated or finely chopped
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup of finely chopped kale
- a drizzle of olive oil for frying
- bread rolls*
- pasta sauce**
- grated mozzarella cheese
Mix together all ingredients for the meatballs (best done with your hands!).
Form the mixture into small balls.
Heat oil over a medium/low heat and add meatballs.
Brown meatballs on all sides. They are finished once they are cooked through (I always cut one open to check).