• Ingredients: 28
  • Serves: 4
  • Prep: 35 mins
  • Bake: 1 hour

Italian sausage meatball heroes with french baguette, split horizontally, coarsely grated whole-milk mozzarella cheese. To make this italian sausage meatball heroes for 4 persons you will need 35 mins for preaparation and 1 hour for baking.

Ingredients

Leeks:

Mushrooms:

  • 1 lb. shiitake mushrooms, stemmed, cut into 1/4- to 1/3-inch-thick slices
  • 1 large onion, halved, thinly sliced lengthwise
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 tbsp. white truffle oil
  • 1 tsp. minced fresh thyme leaves

Risotto:

  • 4 tbsps. butter, divided
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups arborio rice or medium-grain white rice
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 5 cups hot vegetable broth
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tsps. shaved or chopped black truffle
  • Chopped fresh parsley

Pork:

  • 2 tbsps. olive oil
  • 3 lb. country-style boneless pork ribs, cut into 3/4-inch cubes
  • 1/2 cup low-salt chicken broth
  • 11/2 cups chopped fresh cilantro
  • 4 tsps. cumin seeds, toasted
  • Grated hot pepper Monterey Jack cheese

Special equipment:

  • Heavy-duty stand mixer
  • 13 x 9 x 1-inch baking sheet
  • Small offset spatula
  • Pastry bag
  • Medium star tip

Directions

  1. Step 1 Preheat oven to 400°F. Mix sausage, 1/2 cup marinara, Parmesan, 2 tablespoons parsley, and 2 tablespoons basil in large bowl.

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  2. Step 2 Using wet hands, shape mixture into 8 meatballs. Bring 2 tablespoons parsley, 2 tablespoons basil, remaining marinara, and meatballs to boil in large skillet.

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  3. Step 3 Cover, reduce heat, and simmer until meatballs are cooked through, turning often, about 20 minutes.
  4. Step 4 Place baguette bottoms on baking sheet; spread each with about 2 tablespoons sauce from skillet. Cut meatballs in half in skillet; overlap 4 halves on each baguette bottom.

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  5. Step 5 Spoon remaining sauce over meatballs, then sprinkle mozzarella over, dividing equally. Bake until cheese melts, about 5 minutes.

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  6. Step 6 Sprinkle with remaining parsley and basil and cover with baguette tops.