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    Mini Meatball Heroes by Giada

    Mini Meatball Heroes by Giada. Photo by Charmie777

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    40 mins

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    20 mins

    Charmie777's Note:

    This recipe comes from Giada De Laurentiis. Mmmmmm....this is on the table in less than an hour! You can use any combination of meats to equal 1-1/2 pounds.

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    1. 1
      To make the meatballs, whisk the first 7 ingredients in a large bowl to blend.
    2. 2
      Stir in the cheese and bread crumbs.
    3. 3
      Mix in the meats.
    4. 4
      Using about 2 tablespoons meat for each, shape into 1-1/4 to 1-1/2 inch meatballs. Set aside.
    5. 5
      Heat the oil in large frying pan over medium-high heat.
    6. 6
      Working in batches, add the meatballs and saute until browned on all sides, about 5 minutes. Drain off excess oil.
    7. 7
      Add the marinara sauce and simmer over medium-low heat until sauce thickens slightly, about 10 minutes.
    8. 8
      Season to taste with salt and pepper.
    9. 9
      To make the sandwiches: spoon the hot meatballs with some sauce over the bottoms of the the rolls.
    10. 10
      Place 1/2 slice provolone on the top of meatballs and sprinkle with Parmesan.
    11. 11
      Spread more sauce of the rolls tops, the flod the tops of the rolls over and serve.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on February 15, 2008


      We made this with Giada's marinara recipe & it was flawless!! I found the sauce & meatballs makes good pasta topping, thanks for sharing! :D

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    • on January 04, 2008


      I used dried parsley, used half of the parmesan cheese (to lower fat), crushed melba snack crackers, and ground beef and seasoned venison/pork sausage. My husband recommended shaping the meat into balls and tossing them into my palm like a baseball to pack the meatball together and compress air. The meatballs held together perfectly. My 2nd batch went together in a hurry and I skipped his suggestion. Shouldn't have been surprised when the meatballs fell apart while cooking in the sauce.

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    • on June 28, 2007


      These are excellent. I've made them a few times. The first time was for New Year's Eve 2007 family gathering. Everyone raved about them.

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    Nutritional Facts for Mini Meatball Heroes by Giada

    Serving Size: 1 (1842 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 291.1
    Calories from Fat 172
    Total Fat 19.1 g
    Saturated Fat 6.7 g
    Cholesterol 61.8 mg
    Sodium 784.3 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 13.6 g
    Dietary Fiber 2.0 g
    Sugars 7.5 g
    Protein 15.6 g

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    Italian rolls

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