Meatball Sliders with Mozzarella and Rocket


Firstly as massive thank you is in order. Green Meadows Beef kindly supplied me with some products to try out for the blog.
One of New Zealand's premium beef producers (they are the farmer and the butcher!) so you wont be disappointed from their large selection of grass fed beef.
Their range will be available from Moore Wilson's very soon.
Thank you again, more recipes to come!

So meatball sliders... need I say more? These taste amazing. Perfect for game watching get-togethers or fun family dinners.


500g beef mince
3 tbsp aged parmesan, finely grated
1 tbsp fresh basil, finely sliced
1 large egg
3/4 c fresh bread crumbs
Sea salt and pepper

1 tin tomatoes
1/2 onion, finely sliced
3 garlic cloves, finely sliced
1 tbsp caster sugar
3 tbsp Italian parsley
Sea salt and pepper

Fresh mozzarella, sliced thick
Slider buns, lightly toasted

For the meatballs, combine all the ingredients together. Roll into 10 balls.
Heat a small amount of oil in a large pan.
Fry meatballs until brown and juicy on the outside and just pink on the inside.
Remove, cover and set aside.
Keep the pan on the stove.

To make the sauce add all the ingredients in a blender. Blitz until lightly chunky.
Heat up the meatball fry pan, add the sauce and cook for 20 minutes or until the onion is cooked and the sauce has thickened.
Add the meatballs, cook for a further 5 minutes.
Place a piece of mozzarella on each meatball and allow to melt.

Now you just simple arrange. Be sure to serve the left over sauce for those who like making a mess.

Serve. Enjoy!

Slider buns purchased from Moore Wilson's. Check out the Loaf website for stockist details throughout NZ.

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