We often will serve these sandwiches to a large crowd because I can keep the meatballs warm in a crock pot and have everything set up buffet style.
Time consuming? Possibly a bit to make the meatballs, but I used a cookie scoop and they went quite fast. I melted the cheese onto each bun in the broiler and this step can be skipped if you are in a hurry.
Go on and live a little…experiment with your meatballs and SNEAK in your veggies. No one will ever know…he he he ENJOY!
Recipe: Meat-Veggieball Sandwich
(6-8 sandwiches, depending on how many meatballs are used per sandwich)
Preheat oven to 400
1 pound of ground beef/pork or a combination of both
2 tsp. minced garlic
1/2 finely chopped kale
1/3 cup shredded carrots
1/4 cup of diced onion
1/2 tsp of oregano
1/4 tsp of pepper
1/2 tsp of salt
3 cups of your favorite tomato based sauce- store bought or made from scratch
Mozzarella or Provolone Cheese
1. Combine all of the ingredients into a large bowl.
2. Using a cookie scoop or your hand, create your meatballs and put them onto a cookie sheet or casserole pan. Use something with a lip to keep the juices from running all over your oven.
4. Serve meatballs on sandwiches or have your guest build their own.