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Reuben Meatball Sliders

January 31, 2014

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Game Day. Fall off the resolutions if just for today and enjoy a twist on a Reuben Sandwich. These sliders offer all the flavors of your deli favorite…savory, spicy and topped with a tangy, sweet dressing. Other game day ideas… Wingless Buffalo Chicken Flatbread,  Crab Cakes with Lemon Aioli, Rosemary Parmesan Popcorn, Asian Meatballs with Hoisin Sauce, Fig and Prosciutto Flatbread, OR Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps. Game on!

Reuben Meatball Sliders

Makes 12 sliders

2 pound ground beef, chuck

1 cup shredded Swiss
1/2 cup toasted rye bread, processed into fine breadcrumbs
1 tablespoon caraway seeds
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon crushed black pepper
2 large eggs
1/2 cup parsley leaves, chopped
1 tablespoon vegetable oil

1 cup 1000 island dressing
2 cups sauerkraut, drained
12 slider buns, buttered and toasted

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Mix the beef, cheese, breadcrumbs, caraway seeds, salt, pepper, eggs and parsley in a bowl until uniform but not overworked. Scoop out a 1/4 cup of the mix and roll into a ball. Repeat to use all of the meat.

Heat a cast-iron skillet over medium heat add the oil. Fry the first side of the meatballs, in batches if necessary, until golden and crusty, 7 to 8 minutes. Flip and place in the oven to finish cooking, until no longer pink in the middle, 10 to 15 more minutes.

Heat the kraut in a small saucepan and mix in the 1000 island dressing. Place a meatball on the bottom slider bun, top with the sauce mixture.

Adapted from, (Food Network, Jeff Mauro)

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  1. February 1, 2014 1:43 pm

    Adorable idea – anything ‘mini’ is always so fun! enjoy the superbowl 🙂

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