Mini Meatball Sandies Recipe from Frutta Si

Mini Meatball Sandies Recipe

Cook Time: 40 minutes


Servings: 12 sandwiches


  • 1/4 cup corn cereal, finely crushed
  • 1 tbsp fresh flat-leaf parsley, chopped
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp ketchup, plus more for serving
  • 2 tbsp Romano cheese, grated
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper, freshly ground
  • 1/2 pound 96% lean ground beef
  • 12 (2 1/2-inch-diameter) sweet dinner rolls, halved


  1. Put an oven rack in the center of the oven. Preheat the oven to 375F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, stir together the cereal, parsley, egg, oil, 1 tbsp ketchup, cheese, salt, and pepper. Add the ground beef and gently stir to combine.
  3. With damp hands, roll the mixture into 12 mini meatballs.
  4. Arrange the meatballs on the prepared baking sheet. Bake until cooked through, about 15 minutes.
  5. Cool for 10 minutes.
  6. Make an indentation in the center of the bottom half of a roll. Slice a meatball in half and put in the indentation.
  7. Add about 1 tsp ketchup to the meatballs and cover with the top half of the roll. Repeat with the remaining rolls and filling.



Olive oil


Kosher salt

Lean ground beef

Submarine rolls

Black peppercorns


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