Mini Meatball Sandwiches

I hosted a little Mom’s Day get together at my apartment last night for about ten people. I knew almost everyone had a big lunch so I threw together a simple comfort food menu for supper.

Artichoke Dip Appetizers

Mini Meatball Sandwiches

Asian cucumber salad

Fresh Strawberry Pie with cream cheese filling

I had planned to post on the pie today but I forgot to upload the pics I took. So instead I thought I would share my leftovers….

Party leftovers for lunch, so good!

I used The Pioneer Woman basic meatball recipe and then picked up some Colby cheese and mini yeast rolls to use as buns.

They were I hit! I made 24 and only had a few left. These are a delicious, moist, mini meatloaf wrapped in yeast bread,  melted cheese and homemade sauce. And that’s saying something because I won’t touch normal meatloaf.

The meatballs and the sauce were made a day in advance. But I baked them right before everyone arrived which in turn made my apartment smell like comfort food goodness. I should start a new candle fragrance. Comfort Food Meatloaf scent. I could make millions. (insert sarcastic tone)

Common sense note: I used oversized toothpicks to hold the sandwiches together on the serving platter.

Here is her recipe.

BBQ Meatballs

Prep Time: 15 Minutes | Cook Time: 45 Minutes | Difficulty: Easy | Servings: 6


  • 1-1/2 pound Ground Beef
  • 3/4 cups Oats
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 3 Tablespoons Very Finely Minced Onion
  • 1-1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • Plenty Of Ground Black Pepper, to taste
  • _____
  • 1 cup All-Purpose Flour (coating For Frozen Meatballs)
  • Canola Oil
  • _____
  • 1 cup Ketchup
  • 2 Tablespoons Sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons Vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons Worcestershire
  • 4 Tablespoons (to 6 Tablespoons) Onion
  • 1 dash Tabasco

Preparation Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Combine all meatball ingredients. Roll into medium-small balls and place on a cookie sheet. Place sheet in freezer for five minutes.

After 5 minutes, remove meatballs from freezer and immediately dredge in unseasoned flour.

Brown meatballs in canola oil until just brown. Place into a baking dish.

Combine all sauce ingredients. Pour over meatballs and bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes. Serve with egg noodles, mashed potatoes, or crusty French bread.

Posted by Ree on August 24 2009

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