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Italian Meatball Sliders

Prep Time 15 min
Total Time 35 min
Serves 12

Ingredients

  • 1 (16-oz.) Pkg. Carando® Abruzzese Italian Style Meatballs
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ¼ cup finely diced sweet onion
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 (15-oz.) can tomato sauce
  • ¼ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ¼ teaspoon dried thyme
  • 3 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 french baguette, cut 24 thin diagonal slices
  • 6 slices provolone or mozzarella cheese, cut into quarters
  • Fresh basil leaves, optional

Directions

  1. Melt butter with olive oil in medium saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and garlic; sauté until onion is very tender and golden brown.
  2. Stir in tomato sauce, oregano and thyme. Simmer until thickens, stirring occasionally, about 20 minutes. Stir in parmesan.
  3. Smash meatballs slightly with hands to about 1/2-inch thick. Cook in large skillet over medium heat until internal temperature reaches at least 165°f and no longer pink.
  4. Arrange baguette slices on baking sheet. Place under broiler to toast. Flip slices over and repeat.
  5. Place 1 piece of cheese on 12 baguette slices. Top with large spoonful of marinara sauce, basil leaf if desired, meatball slider and another piece of cheese. Place under broiler to melt cheese. Place second slice on top and serve.
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