Kick up your classic meatball sandwich & add some crispy bacon like this Bacon Meatball Sandwich that is positively the best bacon for dinner recipe ever.
Do you love comfort food? I’m talking some down home – smothered in yummy goodness comfort food. Yep – me too. Which is why when we were working on more recipes for bacon month I just had to make some of our favorite meatball sandwiches with a whole lot of bacon added in there. Holy smokes – what a great combo that you wouldn’t normally think of – but man it was so delicious. Fortunately we made a double bacth of these colossal meatballs so just one or two filled us up & we had plenty left over for the next night too. Gotta love leftovers – especially when they are as good as this. YUM!
Just look at all that delicious marinara all over that giant meatball & bacon. WOW it was good. Be sure to toast your bread – just slightly. It’s easy to do by just rubbing the inside part in a hot skillet. It keeps the marinara from soaking in so quickly & makes it easier to eat. Now the amount of marinara & cheese you add to your final sandwich is entirely up to you. But when it comes to this deliciousness – I couldn’t help but load it up.
Bacon Meatball Sandwich
- 1-1/2 lbs grass fed beef - 90% lean or more
- 1/2 cup Italian bread crumbs
- 2 tbsp finely chopped parsley
- 1 egg
- 2 tbsp milk
- 2 tbsp tomato paste
- 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese + more for topping
- 2 tsp granulated garlic
- 1 tbsp minced onions
- salt & pepper to taste
- 3/4 cup olive oil -to saute
- 1 jar Marinara sauce of choice
- 1 batch - perfect oven cooked bacon
- Toasted buns
- Prepare your oven cooked bacon while you work on preparing your meatballs
- Combine meat, bread crumbs, parsley, egg, milk, tomato paste, Parmesan cheese, granulated garlic, minced onions, salt & pepper in large bowl.
- Work with your hands mixing ingredients until combined
- Roll meatballs by hand & place on a plate
- In a large skillet heat oil over medium heat
- Once oil is hot, gently place meatballs in skillet & cook about 2 minutes before rolling to continue cooking another side.
- Cook until most of the meatball surface has been cooked -if you are working in batches transfer cooked meatballs to a plate lined with paper towels.
- Once all the meatballs are browned - place back in skillet & add your marinara sauce
- Cover & simmer on low for about 1 hour - stiring occasionally
- Serve with bacon & additional Parmesan cheese on your rolls
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