Friday, January 31, 2014

Juicy Lucy Meatball Sliders

Downsizing the larger Juicy Lucy burgers to a game day size.  The meatballs are moist but as with the burgers, be careful of the hot cheese inside!





Juicy Lucy Meatball Sliders

1# extra lean ground beef
1/2 cup bread crumbs
1 large egg
1/4 cup onion, diced fine
1/4 cup ricotta cheese
1 tsp sea salt
1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
3 cheddar cheese snack sticks, cut into 1/2" square pieces

Place all the ingredients into a medium bowl except the cheese.  Roll meatballs, flatten and tuck a cheese block in the center and wrap the meat around it.  Place on a lightly greased baking sheet.  Bake for 20 minutes at 350°.  Serve on cocktail sized buns (I toasted mine) and with all your favorite hamburger toppings.