It’s Surprise Recipe Swap time again! I sure love a surprise! I look forward to the 20th every month so I can see who had my blog & what recipe they chose.
I love a good meatball, I love BBQ sauce, & I crazy love coleslaw! Meghan’s idea of putting the three on a bun & making a sandwich is superb! I stuck with her coleslaw recipe since it is similar to my own, but I had to go with the base of my favorite meatball recipe & I am using my all-time favorite Kansas City BBQ Sauce made by Bullseye. Plus, I decided to make my own slider buns for this post. Meghan uses Hawaiian Rolls, which I am sure, are just as awesome as my Everything Slider Buns!
Doesn’t this recipe just make you crave Summer? Get to cooking it & let me know what you think!
BBQ Meatball Sliders
For the Meatballs
- 1lb ground beef (I like 85/15)
- 1/2 cup onion, minced
- 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
- 1 tsp dried parsley
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- 1 medium egg
- 3 Tbsp skim milk
- 3/4 cup Favorite BBQ Sauce (I LOVE Bullseye Kansas City BBQ)
For the Coleslaw
- 3 cups shredded cabbage mix
- 4 scallions, sliced
- 3 Tbsp mayonnaise
- 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 1/8 tsp celery seed
- 1/2 Tbsp sugar
- 1/4 tsp each Salt & Pepper
- Cooking Spray
- 12 dinner rolls or slider buns
- FOR THE COLESLAW (Prepare first): Toss the cabbage and scallions with the mayonnaise, cider vinegar, celery seed & sugar; season with salt and pepper. Allow to macerate & break down in the fridge while you make the meatballs.
- FOR THE MEATBALLS: Combine all ingredients, except the BBQ sauce in a large bowl. Line a baking sheet with foil & spray with cooking spray. Form meatballs (about 2 Tbsp each) & place onto prepared baking sheet (makes about 12-14 meatballs.) Bake at 400*F for 15-16 minutes, or until no longer pink. Heat BBQ sauce in a large saucepan, add baked meatballs & gently fold/toss in the sauce. Remove from heat when it boils/sizzles.
- TO ASSEMBLE: Place a saucy meatball on the slider bun and top with fresh coleslaw.
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Recipe inspired & adapted from The Tasty Fork