Slide into dinner like a pro with these mozzarella-stuffed little bites of heaven. Seasoned ground beef enrobes cheese for maximum tastiness, then gets topped with pizza sauce and served on a toasted bun. Paired with a heaping pile of baked fries dusted in Parmesan, every bite of gooey goodness will send you to your own personal nirvana.
Home Chef is a meal kit delivery service - order and receive home food delivery weekly.
Choose from 18 fresh recipes featuring steak, chicken, pork, fish, vegetarian options, and beyond to meet your cooking needs each week.
You Will Need
Before You Cook
Start the Fries
Cut potato into ¼" sticks. Place on one prepared baking sheet and toss with 2 tsp. olive oil, and a pinch of salt and pepper. Spread into a single layer and bake until lightly browned, 20 minutes, tossing fries halfway through. Remove from oven. Fries will finish cooking in a later step. While fries bake, prepare meatballs.
Form and Fill the Meatballs
Thoroughly combine ground beef, panko, half the Parmesan cheese (reserve remaining for fries), ½ tsp. salt, and a pinch of pepper in a mixing bowl. Divide into six equal-sized balls. Press your thumb into center of each ball and place a mozzarella ball into the well. Close meat around mozzarella, re-form into a ball, and place on one side of second prepared baking sheet. Form a tight seal so cheese stays inside meatball.
Roast Meatballs and Toast Buns
Roast meatballs until lightly browned, 20-25 minutes. Don't worry if cheese leaks out of meatballs while roasting. Carefully, place slider buns on other half of baking sheet and bake until buns are toasted and meatballs reach a minimum internal temperature of 160 degrees, 2-3 minutes.
Finish the Fries
After fries have cooked 20 minutes, toss again. Continue baking until golden brown, 10-12 minutes. Remove from oven and sprinkle with most of remaining Parmesan (reserve a pinch for garnish).
Heat the Sauce
Add pizza sauce to a small pot and place over medium heat. Bring sauce to a gentle boil, 2-3 minutes. Remove from burner.
Finish the Dish
Spoon sauce on bottom slider bun and place meatball in sauce. Top with a spoonful of sauce and garnish with reserved Parmesan. Top with top bun. Serve alongside Parmesan fries.