Pioneer Woman does it again! I. Love. Her! I made homemade meatballs, y’all, this is a big deal because I used to buy the frozen ones when we first got married and a jar of sauce and felt quit fancy. Anyways, no comparison because these babies don’t take long at all to whip up. I still get to use a jar of marinara sauce!
Pioneer Woman calls this the 16 mins dinner, but it took me about 10 mins to chop, make the meatballs, roll ’em up then I’d say 20 mins of them simmering in the pot to get cooked all the way through. Still, impressive time!
- 1 pound Ground Chuck Or Ground Beef
- 1/2 cup Panko Or Other Bread Crumbs
- 1 clove Garlic, Minced
- 1/2 teaspoon Salt
- Freshly Ground Black Pepper
- 1/2 cup Milk
- 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
- 1/2 of a Medium Onion, Diced
- 1 jar (large) Marinara Sauce
- 12 whole Dinner Rolls (or Slider Rolls- we love Hawaiian Rolls)
- 4 slices Provolone Cheese, Cut Into Four Wedges Each
Mix meat with bread crumbs, garlic, salt, pepper, and milk. Knead together with hands. Roll into heaping tablespoon-sized rolls.
Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onions and cook for one minute. Add meatballs between the onions and brown for one minute. (You might have to do this in two batches, depending on the size of your skillet.)
Pour in jar of marinara; shake pan gently to mix. Put on lid and allow to simmer for 20 minutes.
When ready to serve, cut each dinner roll in half. Place a wedge of Provolone on the top and bottom of each roll. Spoon a meatball with the sauce onto the bottom bun; top with the top bun.