Meatball Marinara Madness

Meatball Marinara Madness

Prep: 25 Minutes Cook: 30 Minutes Serves: 6 Submitted by:


6 tablespoons olive oil
6 garlic cloves crushed
12 ounces tomato paste
12 ounces Water
29 ounces Tomato sauce
2 tablespoons Basil chopped
2 tablespoons Oregano chopped
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon cracked black pepper
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese grated
1/4 cup Romano cheese grated
4 garlic cloves chopped
1/2 cup Mayo
3/4 pound ground chuck
3/4 pound ground veal
2 Eggs, scrambled
1/2 cup spinach finely chopped
4 garlic cloves crushed
2 tablespoons Lemon zest
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese grated
1/2 cup italian bread crumbs
4 tablespoons olive oil
12 slices provolone cheese
12 tablespoons spicy giardiniera
12 slices KING’S HAWAIIAN Original Hawaiian Sweet Sliced Bread


Step 1
In a medium sauce pot, add 2 tbsp olive oil and saute 6 cloves of crushed garlic over medium low heat until they start to slightly brown.

Step 2
add 12 oz can of tomato paste (make sure to scrape sides of can well)

Step 3
using the tomato paste can, add 12 oz of water.

Step 4
add 29 oz can of Tomato sauce

Step 5
Stir until everything is equally incorporated.

Step 6
Add the oregano and basil along with the salt and pepper, stir.

Step 7
Let it heat all the way through (about 10 minutes over medium heat) and then add first 1/4 cup of Parmesan and 1/4 cup of Romano cheese.

Step 8
Turn down the heat to low, and stir occasionally to make sure nothing is sticking to the side and bottom.

Step 9
In a small bowl use a handheld food immersion blender, add the chopped garlic to the mayo and make sure it is smooth, set to the side.

Step 10
In a large bowl combine the veal and hamburger so it is evenly distributed.

Step 11
make a small hole in the middle and add the scrambled egg.

Step 12
Add the spinach, garlic, lemon zest, bread crumbs, Parmesan, and Romano cheese, combine everything together with your hands until it is evenly distributed.

Step 13
Make 6 burgers of equal size, and place burgers on the grill. (you can also fry them on the stove top)

Step 14
While burgers are cooking, brush underside of bun with remaining olive oil and grill until brown marks form, then take off and set aside.

Step 15
Burgers should take approximately 5-6 minutes each side (want them to be medium-medium well).

Step 16
while burgers are still on the grill, add 3-4 tbsp of marinara sauce, then 1 tbsp giardiniera, and two slices of provolone to each burger.

Step 17
Close grill until the cheese is slightly melted (or place a pot lid over the skillet if using stove top)

Step 18
spread 1 tbsp of garlic mayo to bottom piece of bread.

Step 19
Add the burger.

Step 20
Top with 3 tbsp of marinara and 1 tbsp of giardiniera.

Step 21
Place top piece of King's Hawaiian sliced bread on burger, and ENJOY!