Saturday, June 27, 2009

Saturday Afternoon Snack: Meatball Sliders

I have a confession for you bbq smokers out there. I hate MOINK balls. There, I said it. I love ABT's and fatties, but not the MOINK (moooo + oink)

For those of you who aren't running around in the bbq world, a MOINK ball is simple a cheap store bought meatball, wrapped in bacon, hit with a dry rub, smoked and then dipped in bbq sauce. I've made them a twice and just didn't care for them.

So, I have a half bag of frozen meatballs leftover, it's Saturday afternoon, and I need a snack. PANTRY RAID and the result was meatball sliders.Ingredients
18 meatballs
9 dinner rolls (Kings Hawaiian Sweet are the BOMBDIGGITY!)
1 cup red sauce (whatever you have - jar ragu sauce, pizza quick, or our quicky*)
9 thick slices of cheese

Simmer meatballs in the red sauce to cook as directed by the meatball package instructions.

Split rolls and place slice of cheese on the top halves. Stick under a broiler until the bread toasts and the cheese starts to brown/melt.

Top each bottom with 2 split meatballs & sauce. Top with the cheesy top piece.

Eat. Repeat.*Our cheap quicky sauce
1 can tomato paste
1 T basil, fresh chopped
1 T oregano, fresh chopped
1 T thyme, fresh plucked
1 clove roasted garlic pulp
salt and pepper to taste
1/2 t red pepper flakes
1 T sugar
water or broth to thin to desired texture