Gorgonzola Stuffed Buffalo Meatball Sandwiches

Gorgonzola Stuffed Meatball Sandwiches

Because it’s Friday and because this sandwich was too good not to share and because I want you to feel as inspired as I was when I made this.

I’d like to start this post by prefacing that my brother loves anything buffalo flavored.. The spicier the better. Well I was not surprised when he emailed me a couple weeks back with a Pinterest post he discovered and insisted I make it. Absolutely, was my immediate reaction and my second reaction was, this MUST be made into a sandwich with gorgonzola for football this weekend.

This just so happens to be my first “Inspired by” Pinterest post. Blue Cheese-Stuffed Buffalo Meatballs by Inspired by Charm whom was inspired by the Feta-Stuffed Buffalo Chicken Meatballs.Thank you Michael and thank you Kristen needless to say there’s a lot of inspiration going on here and shouldn’t you feel most inspired when you’re cooking?! That’s what I love about Pinterest; the food porn worthy photos and the endless inspiration created by wonderful food loving bloggers.

Gorgonzola Stuffed Meatball Sandwiches

Welp, I guess it’s sandwich making time.

Gorgonzola Stuffed Buffalo Meatball Sandwiches

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 5 minutes

Yield: 6 Servings

Gorgonzola Stuffed Buffalo Meatball Sandwiches

Ingredients

  • 1 pound Ground Turkey
  • 1 pound Ground Pork Sausage
  • 1 cup Panko {I love using Italian Seasoned Panko}
  • 2 cloves Garlic, grated or minced
  • 1 packet Dry Ranch Seasoning
  • 2 whole Eggs
  • 1/4 cup Mayonnaise {Just for good measure..You can omit if you like.}
  • Salt and Pepper, to season
  • 3 ounces Gorgonzola, cut into small cubes
  • 1 1/2 cups Frank’s Red Buffalo Wing Sauce
  • 4 tablespoons Butter
  • 1 clove Garlic, grated or minced
  • 1 package Sweet Coleslaw Mix
  • Hoagie Rolls

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F. In a medium size bowl combine ground turkey, ground pork sausage, panko, garlic, dry ranch mix, eggs, mayonnaise and season with salt and pepper.
  2. Form about 2 tablespoons of mixture and stuff a cube of gorgonzola in the center. Roll to form the meatballs around the cheese.
  3. Spray 2 sheet pans with nonstick cooking spray and place the meatballs evenly spaced on the pan. Bake for 20 minutes. Heat the buffalo sauce in the crock-pot or in a large skillet, melt the butter into the sauce while stirring to combine and add the garlic. Place the cooked meatballs in the sauce and toss to coat in the sauce. Heat on low in the crock-pot or on the stove for 20 minutes. Prepare the coleslaw kit and toast the hoagie rolls. Assemble in the rolls with the meatballs, sauce, any extra crumbled gorgonzola on top and coleslaw.
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When mixing do not, I repeat, do not over mix!!! It makes these meatballs tough…and nobody likestough meatballs.
Gorgonzola Stuffed Meatball Sandwiches

Glorious, glorious cheese. You can also do this with cubed mozzarella, blue cheese or cheddar.
Gorgonzola Stuffed Meatball Sandwiches

Roll those meatballs about palm size. This will take up 2 sheet pans, so plan accordingly.

Gorgonzola Stuffed Meatball Sandwiches

Now for this next part you can decide to use a crock-pot or on the stove.

Guess which one I picked….
Gorgonzola Stuffed Meatball Sandwiches

These are fun to make for the sandwiches or just as appetizers.

Either way you serve them they’ll be delicious.
Gorgonzola Stuffed Meatball Sandwiches

For the rolls, pick your favorite, sourdough, french, dutch crunch. You can choose whether or not to toast this up or serve as is.

I love my hoagies toasted, but it’s completely about preference.
Gorgonzola Stuffed Meatball Sandwiches

Assemble in the rolls with the meatballs, sauce, any extra crumbled gorgonzola on top and coleslaw.

You’ve got yourself a damn good sandwich there.

Savor and Enjoy!



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