Meatball Patty Melt

Smash the competition and make a lasting impression with this signature Italian comfort food-spin on the trendy smashed burger concept showing up in fast casual restaurants everywhere. Sandwich features an oversized housemade meatball smashed into a delicious patty, layered on garlic toast with slices of melting Grande® Mozzarella Cheese, caramelized onions and banana peppers.

INGREDIENTS

DIRECTIONS

INGREDIENTS

Meatball Patty Melt Yield: One sandwich
  • 5 oz. (1 each) Jumbo Meatballs, chilled (see recipe)
  • As needed Salt and black pepper
  • 2 slices Italian bread slices
  • 1/2 oz. (1 tbsp.) Garlic butter, melted
  • 1 slice Grande® Sliced Mozzarella
  • 1 oz. (3 tbsp.) Caramelized onions
  • 1/2 oz. (2 tbsp.) Pepperoncini pepper slices, drained
  • 2 oz. (1/4 cup) Marinara sauce, warm

DIRECTIONS

Meatball Patty Melt
  1. Place 1 Jumbo Meatball Patty on an oiled flat top griddle. Using a spatula, smash into a thin burger-size patty. Cook over medium heat on both sides until fully cooked. Season with salt and black pepper.
  2. Brush outer surfaces of 2 bread slices with garlic butter. Layer 1 cooked meatball patty on bottom slice of bread; top with 1 slice Grande® Sliced Mozzarella Cheese, 1 oz. caramelized onions and 1/2 oz. pepperoncini pepper slices. Close with top slice of bread. Grill patty melt on a flat-top griddle over medium heat on both sides until bread is golden brown and cheese has melted.
  3. Slice sandwich in half and plate with 2 oz. marinara sauce portioned in a ramekin.

INGREDIENTS

Jumbo Meatballs Yield: 60 oz. (12 servings)
  • 3 3/4 lb. Prepared meatball mixture, raw

DIRECTIONS

Jumbo Meatballs
  1. Using a #8 scoop, portion twelve 5-oz. scoops of meatball mixture on a sheet pan lined with baking paper. Cover and chill.