Non - Vegetarian Meals

Meat Ball Sandwiches

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 Sandwiches

Print Recipe


  • meatballs:
  • 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).

*I used these.
**This is my current favourite.

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