Italian Stuffed Pork Meatball Sandwich
ITALIAN STUFFED PORK MEATBALL SANDWICH
Slow cook these pork meatball in tomato sauce. You’ll love the mozzarella surprise in the middle. Great for kids’ dinner or a football fun party! Courtesy of Pork Be Inspired.
Serves 4 to 5 (about 12 to 15 meatballs)
- 1 POUND GROUND PORK, LEAN
- 2 EGGS, WHISKED
- 1 TEASPOON GARLIC POWDER
- 1 TEASPOON RED PEPPER FLAKES
- 1 CUP BREAD CRUMBS
- 1 CUP FRESH MOZZARELLA BALLS, ABOUT 12 TO 15 OF SMALL SIZE
- 1 28-OUNCE JAR TOMATO SAUCE
- KOSHER SALT AND FRESHLY CRACKED BLACK PEPPER
- SUBMARINE-STYLE BUNS
In a large bowl combine the whisked eggs, garlic powder and red pepper flakes. Add the ground pork and breadcrumbs and mix together until evenly combined.
Form the ground pork mixture into small meatballs, each the size of a golf ball.
Insert a mozzarella ball in the center of each meatball, taking care to re-form the meatball around the cheese once it’s been added. (The cheese should not be visible.)
Place the tomato sauce in the bottom of a slow cooker and add the meatballs on top.
Turn the slow cooker on and cook over high heat for 6 hours or low heat for 8 hours. Carefully rotate the meatballs after half the cooking time to make sure they cook evenly.
To serve, place three meatballs plus sauce in a submarine bun.