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Score a Snack Touchdown With These Garlic Bread Meatball Sliders

No game day appetizer spread is complete without garlic bread and meatball sliders. But why go through all the trouble to prepare both separately, when you could use this killer recipe from Twisted that combines them both in one cheese-obsessed, herbaceous bite? From the unfussy preparation to the robust flavor in each one, these sliders are the crowd-pleaser of Sunday snacks. Go forth and score a culinary touchdown. 

Garlic Bread Meatball Sliders

Total Time: 25 minutes
Yield: 9 sliders

  • 10½ ounces ground beef
  • 1 egg
  • 1 white onion, diced
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley 
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • Pinch salt
  • Pinch pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1¾ cups tomato purée
  • 2¾ ounces Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 7 ounces mozzarella cheese, grated
  • 7 ounces mozzarella
  • 9 slider buns
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 ounces melted butter
  • Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  • In a large bowl, thoroughly mix the ground beef, egg, onion, garlic powder, paprika, parsley, oregano, and grated Parmesan. Roll the meat into balls using your hands.
  • In a medium-sized saucepan lined with 2 tablespoons of olive oil, heat the meatballs until evenly browned on all sides. Add the tomato purée, and sprinkle the pan with a pinch of salt and pepper. Heat for approximately 4-5 minutes or until the mixture is slightly cooked down.
  • Line a baking dish with the bottom halves of the slider buns and lay a meatball on each. Using a spoon, drizzle the tomato sauce over each one, and top with a generous sprinkle of freshly grated mozzarella. Add the bun tops. 
  • In a small bowl, mix the melted butter and crushed garlic. Stir well, and use a culinary brush to evenly paint the top buns with the sauce. 
  • Bake in the oven for 15 minutes, or until the cheese has melted, and serve. 
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