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Little burgers deliver big flavor as Italian Meatball Sliders show. Marinara sauce replaces the ketchup and basil serves as a sub for lettuce.

Julianna Grimes
Recipe by Cooking Light July 2012

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Credit: Nigel Cox; Styling: Molly Findlay

Recipe Summary test

hands-on:
30 mins
total:
30 mins
Yield:
Serves 6 (serving size: 2 sliders)
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat broiler to high.

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  • Gently combine first 6 ingredients in a large bowl, being careful not to overmix. Divide beef mixture into 24 equal portions; gently shape each portion into a meatball (do not pack). Arrange rolls, cut sides up, on a heavy baking sheet; broil 30 seconds or until very lightly toasted. Remove roll tops from pan.

  • Arrange meatballs on a broiler pan coated with cooking spray; broil 3 minutes or until browned. Turn meatballs over; broil 2 minutes or until desired degree of doneness. Arrange 2 meatballs on bottom half of each roll; top each slider with 1 cheese slice. Broil 1 minute or until cheese melts.

  • Place marinara sauce in a microwave-safe dish; cover and microwave at HIGH for 1 1/2 minutes or until thoroughly heated, stirring once. Place two sliders on each of 6 plates; spoon about 1 1/2 tablespoons sauce over each sandwich. Top each slider with 1 basil leaf, if desired, and 1 bun top.

Chef's Notes

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Nutrition Facts

325 calories; fat 13.2g; saturated fat 5.9g; mono fat 3g; poly fat 1.5g; protein 16.6g; carbohydrates 40.1g; fiber 2.1g; cholesterol 76mg; iron 1.1mg; sodium 595mg; calcium 12mg.
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