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    Mini Meatball Heroes by Giada

    Mini Meatball Heroes by Giada. Photo by Charmie777

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    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    40 mins

    20 mins

    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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    Ingredients:

    Yield:

    mini sa ...

    Units: US | Metric

    MEATBALLS

    SANDWICHES

    Directions:

    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.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on February 15, 2008

      55

      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

      55

      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

      55

      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
    59%
    Total Fat 19.1 g
    29%
    Saturated Fat 6.7 g
    33%
    Cholesterol 61.8 mg
    20%
    Sodium 784.3 mg
    32%
    Total Carbohydrate 13.6 g
    4%
    Dietary Fiber 2.0 g
    8%
    Sugars 7.5 g
    30%
    Protein 15.6 g
    31%

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    Italian rolls

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