Grilled Meatball Sandwich Recipe

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Grilled Meatball Sandwich
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  1. 1. In a large bowl, combine the beef, ricotta, Parmesan, bread crumbs, eggs, parsley, garlic, red pepper flakes, and 2 tsp salt. Mix gently just until combined; you don't want to overwork the meat. Form the mixture into 12 meatballs about the size of golf balls, putting them on a lightly oiled baking sheet as you work. Set aside at room temperature.
  2. 2. Build a hot fire in a charcoal grill or preheat a gas grill to high. Using a grill brush, scrape the heated grill rack clean. Rub the rack with oil. Arrange the meatballs on the grill rack without crowding. Using tongs, grill until browned evenly on all sides and cooked to medium, 8-10 minutes total, depending on grill temperature. Move any meatballs to a cooler area of the grill if they threaten to overbrown. Transfer to a platter or clean baking sheet as they are finished. Let rest for 5 minutes while you assemble the sandwiches.
  3. 3. Cut the baguette crosswise into fourths and split each piece horizontally. Lay the pieces, cut side down, on the grill. Toast until golden brown, about 3 minutes. Lay the provolone slices on half of the baguette pieces. Place 3 meatballs on top of the cheese-lined baguette slices. Garnish with the pesto and serve right away.
  4. From This Is A Cookbook: Recipes for Real Life by Max Sussman and Eli Sussman. Photography Alex Farnum. Recipes and text © Copyright 2012 Eli Sussman and Max Sussman; images and illustrations © Copyright 2012 Weldon Owen, Inc. Published by Olive Press.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 1126.82 Kcal (4718 kJ)
Calories from fat 650.99 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 72.33g 111%
Cholesterol 500.75mg 167%
Sodium 612.24mg 26%
Potassium 1565.27mg 33%
Total Carbs 15g 5%
Sugars 0.16g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0.88g 4%
Protein 105.57g 211%
Vitamin C 4.2mg 7%
Iron 11.2mg 62%
Calcium 140.5mg 14%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 192.04 Kcal (804 kJ)
Calories from fat 110.95 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12.33g 111%
Cholesterol 85.34mg 167%
Sodium 104.34mg 26%
Potassium 266.76mg 33%
Total Carbs 2.56g 5%
Sugars 0.03g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0.15g 4%
Protein 17.99g 211%
Vitamin C 0.7mg 7%
Iron 1.9mg 62%
Calcium 23.9mg 14%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 28.4
  • 30

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium,
  • sugar free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Total Fat

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