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Abruzzese Meatball Sandwich on Focaccia

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Total Time:
20 mins
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Skill Level:
Intermediate
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Servings:
4 Servings

Throwing a last-minute party? This decked-out Abruzzese Meatball Sandwich on Focaccia is your savior! It’s loaded with everything you crave View More expand_more

Throwing a last-minute party? This decked-out Abruzzese Meatball Sandwich on Focaccia is your savior! It’s loaded with everything you crave in a handheld—juicy meatballs and sweet-hot flavors on soft, chewy bread. Added bonus: It takes only 20 minutes to make!

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Abruzzese Meatball Sandwich on Focaccia
alarm
Total Time:
20 mins
school
Skill Level:
Intermediate
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Servings:
4 Servings

Ingredients


Product ImageAbruzzese Italian Style Meatballs
1 pack
Carando Abruzzese Meatballs
1 pack
4
Focaccia, Sandwich Cut & Split
4
2 tablespoons
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
2 tablespoons
1/4 cup
Shallot, Minced
1/4 cup
3 cloves
Fresh Garlic, Minced
3 cloves
3 cups
Tuscan Kale, De-Stemmed & Chopped
3 cups
1 cup
White Wine
1 cup
1/2 cup
White Wine Vinegar
1/2 cup
1/2 cup
Honey
1/2 cup
1/4 cup
Pine Nuts, Toasted
1/4 cup
1/4 cup
Golden Raisins
1/4 cup
1/2 cup
Mayonnaise
1/2 cup
2 tablespoons
Calabrian Chilies, Chopped
2 tablespoons
1 1/2 cups
Parmesan Cheese, Grated
1 1/2 cups

Directions


  1. Cook the meatballs according to package instructions and reserve.

  2. While the meatballs are cooking, heat a large sauté pan over medium-high heat. Add the extra virgin olive oil, shallot, and garlic, and cook until just beginning to brown.

  3. Add the kale to the pan and wilt.

  4. Deglaze the pan with the white wine, then add the vinegar, honey, pine nuts, and raisins and reduce to almost dry. Remove from heat and reserve.

  5. When the meatballs are done cooking, toast the focaccia in the oven.

  6. Combine the mayonnaise and chilis in a small bowl, and reserve.

  7. To assemble: Cut each meatball in half and split each piece of focaccia in half. On the bottom of each piece of focaccia, spread some of the mayonnaise. Place 6 halves of the meatballs on top, then top with some of the kale. Sprinkle some of the parmesan on the kale, dress the top half of the focaccia slices with some more of the mayonnaise, and place on top of the sandwich.

  8. Serve immediately.

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Ingredients


1 pack
Carando Abruzzese Meatballs
1 pack
4
Focaccia, Sandwich Cut & Split
4
2 tablespoons
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
2 tablespoons
1/4 cup
Shallot, Minced
1/4 cup
3 cloves
Fresh Garlic, Minced
3 cloves
3 cups
Tuscan Kale, De-Stemmed & Chopped
3 cups
1 cup
White Wine
1 cup
1/2 cup
White Wine Vinegar
1/2 cup
1/2 cup
Honey
1/2 cup
1/4 cup
Pine Nuts, Toasted
1/4 cup
1/4 cup
Golden Raisins
1/4 cup
1/2 cup
Mayonnaise
1/2 cup
2 tablespoons
Calabrian Chilies, Chopped
2 tablespoons
1 1/2 cups
Parmesan Cheese, Grated
1 1/2 cups

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