Meatball Sub Sliders to the rescue! Slider recipes made with hamburger (ground beef) are always a big hit with my family and at gatherings with friends. Slider sandwiches are quick and easy to make ahead of time and we especially like slider recipes that include Hawaiian rolls.
1pkgpkg. Hawaiian rolls (or any soft rolls or slider buns) 12 count
12frozen meatballsthawed (these should be the fully-cooked type of meatballs)
olive oilfor browning meatballs and brushing rolls
3/4 - 1cupof your favorite marinaradepending how saucy you prefer the sliders
1/3 cup Parmesan cheesefor sprinkling, if desired
1/2 - 1cupshredded mozzarella
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Place the package of Hawaiian rolls into a greased 9 x 13 pan. Using your fingers, gently pull the center from each roll, leaving the bottom and sides in tact and making the hole just a little bigger than your meatballs; brush the center of each roll with a bit of olive oil. Now, spoon a tablespoon of marinara into the center of each roll.
Meanwhile, over medium - medium high heat, cook the meatballs in a bit of olive oil just until browned on all sides. Place a browned meatball into the marinara inside each roll. Spoon a little more marinara over the top of each meatball, then sprinkle with Parmesan, as desired.
Bake, covered, on the center rack of the oven for 15 minutes; remove the covering and sprinkle with mozzarella cheese, followed by more Parmesan, if desired. Bake, uncovered, for an additional 5 minutes, or until hot throughout and the cheese is nicely melted.
Use a pizza cutter to slice the sub sliders apart, then serve at once.
Course: Appetizers, Main Course
Keyword: beef sliders, easy, ground beef, hamburger, sandwiches, sub sandwiches