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Stuffed Meatball Sliders

2 pounds Lean Ground Beef
1 whole Egg
2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
23 cups Romano Cheese
13 cups Panko Bread Crumbs
4 cloves Garlic, Minced
1/2 teaspoons Salt
1/2 teaspoons Pepper
2 teaspoons Dried Basil
2 teaspoons Dried Parsley
3 cups Your Favorite Pasta Sauce
4 ounces, weight Mozzarella Cheese, Cut Into Cubes Plus More For Topping
Basil, For Garnish
15 whole Slider Buns, Or Dinner Roll If You Can't Find Them


Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. In a large bowl, add ground beef, egg, oil, cheese, breadcrumbs, garlic, salt, pepper, basil and parsley. Mix to combine, gently tossing a few times with your hands. Dont overmix it will result in tough meatballs! Spray a large baking dish with non-stick spray and add 2 cups of pasta sauce. Roll beef into golfball-sized meatballs (about 3 tablespoons of beef), and press a cube of mozzarella in the middle. Seal the beef around the cheese and set the meatball in the sauce. Once all meatballs have been added, sprinkle additional cheese and sauce over top. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until meatballs are cooked through. Serve with additional sauce if desired, toasted slider buns, and a few slabs of mozzarella for topping. Note: makes about 12-15 meatballs, but you can always form the meatballs into a size that fits the slider buns/dinner rolls you bought, which may result in less or more.

Source: tastykitchen.com