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Grilled Meatball Chimichurri Sandwiches

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time35 mins
Servings: 4

Ingredients

Meatballs: 

  • 1 tablespoon Carlini 100% Extra Virgin Olive Oil olive oil 
  • 1 shallot minced
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 pound Simply Nature 100% Grass Fed Organic Grass Fed Ground Beef 
  • 1/4 cup Chef’s Cupboard Italian Bread Crumbs 
  • 2 tablespoons minced Italian parsley
  • 1 teaspoon Stonemill Salt 
  • 1/2 teaspoon Stonemill Crushed Red Pepper 
  • Oil, for searing the meatballs 

Chimichurri: 

  • 1/2 cup minced fresh Italian parsley
  • 1/2 cup Carlini 100% Extra Virgin Olive Oil olive oil 
  • 1/2 teaspoon Stonemill Crushed Red Pepper OR 1 fresno chile pepper diced 
  • Juice from 1/2 lemon
  • 1 garlic clove minced (if you love garlic, add 2 cloves, this is your world!) 
  • Stonemill Salt

Assembly: 

  • Bread of choice such as Specially Selected French Baguette
  • 2 ounces Pueblo Lindo Queso Fresco or queso blanco crumbed 

Instructions

To make the meatballs:

  • To a small skillet, set over medium heat, add the olive oil. When warm, add the shallot and garlic cloves; cook until softened, about 3 minutes. In a medium bowl, add the meat, sautéed onion mixture, bread crumbs, parsley, salt and crushed red pepper. Mix ingredients together until barely combined. Form balls using your hands (or a cookie scooper—my preferred preference) and set aside. Repeat until you’ve worked your way through all of the meatballs. 
  • Skewer the meatballs two at a time. You can either cook these on a grill or in a grill pan. Whichever method you use, rub the grill or grill pan with a bit of oil. Turn to medium high heat, and when hot, add the meatballs. Cook for about 5 minutes on its first side and then flip to the other side and cook for an additional 5 minutes. Remove and set aside. Repeat until you’ve worked through all of the meatballs. 

To Make the Chimichurri: 

  • In a bowl, combine the Italian parsley, olive oil, chile, lemon juice and minced garlic. Give it a stir and add a few pinches of salt. Give it a taste and adjust the salt to your liking. 

To Assemble the Sandwiches: 

  • Place a few meatballs on toasted bread, top with a few spoonfuls of chimichurri and a sprinkling of cheese. Serve immediately.