Diet Cheat Day Food- Meatball Sliders

Dieting Cheat Day

If you’re on a flexible type of diet you typically have a cheat day. Giving yourself a quick break and having some of your favorite foods can relax your mind and keep your metabolism running hot. But don’t overdo it!

Video Transcript

Hi I’m by my computer that eats and today I’m going to show you how to make a traditional Neapolitan meatball slider okay so the first thing that we’re going to start with is the tomato sauce okay you can get all these recipes on my website what are the interesting things that we do every single year in September we do the tomato harvest we can are in tomatoes so this is basically what we come up with we cut up some Jersey tomatoes some plum tomatoes we cut them up we put them in the mason jar up visiting the cleaned and dried to perfection we cut them up put them in this mason jar with a with sea salt and some basil and then we boil them you can also get those directions on my website as well because we would never be able to have store-bought tomato sauce in my family only because there’s so much sugar there this was so much more delicious now if you are not going to be kidding your own Tomatoes like we are the other thing that you can do is you can get canned tomatoes either crush your whole if you get them whole like this in a can which is great not jarred tomato sauce but the whole in the can which is just a tomato intact you can make your own tomato sauce using the cans and it’s very very similar to this I found crushed tomatoes are the best versus the salt or the whole Tomatoes so after you make your tomato sauce we make our Neapolitan meatball ragu which involves a Neapolitan meatball which you can find the recipe on my site sausage and some ragu meats which can vary from oxtail to pork shoulder and went ahead and my mom went ahead and made all of this already for me and so this is very simple the meatballs are just just soft and delicious to perfection what we’re going to do is do a deconstructed little slider on some brochette bread here and just on the side and mind you not always this doesn’t always have to be on some sort of bread you can put it on a beautiful warm arugula salad as well or on a warm bed of eggplant okay roasted I planned that’s chopped up on a plate and then put this ragu sauce with somebody call but today we’re going to put them on bread so what we can do is we can create some fresh ricotta we can Pan the bread here with some freshly caught on the boxes I’m a little bit of a somewhat of a deconstructed even lasagna you might want to say so here’s some fresh streak Alton the brush is very important because of cleanliness and the fluffiness of this particular cheese really is going to lend well ok so now I’m going to go ahead and put this down here and you would go you’ll get you know chop chop it up a little you don’t want these gigantic meatballs on your bread because of course it’s going to the life fall apart and you can go ahead and put that on the net and uses sparingly you don’t have to overstuff it’s beautiful sauce is just kind of driven over it here ok and over top of that you put like a little more sprinkle of a very sharp cheddar i prefer versus the traditional mozzarella which to me doesn’t have as much flavor and i like to really kick up the flavors in these the other thing you can do is you can grab some of them also that lot on the bottom here too if you like that you want some more of a knot in quality to it and you can go ahead and maybe put some of the sausage on here which is great so that is when you can just cut this sausage basically in half have it so that it lays more flat on the blood right so you have our traditional sausage ragu with a tomato sauce on it so that looks really beautiful too and you can also have that and dinner parties as make them smaller to have more appetizer effect and a little bit more of a sprinkle of the monster over top of it very rustic and I do have to say that this is more of an ode to my Italian American heritage rather than my Italian heritage because a lot of the times this is very much a southern Italian immigrant construct with a meatball parm sandwich which is not really found in Italy interestingly enough this came through the acculturation of American immigrants a child American immigrants into the United States and putting meatballs and this idea of Parmesan saying food and Italy you wouldn’t really find this sword there be meatballs but it would be in a different context then on these types of Parmesan and food items but nonetheless here we are here is my ode and it all starts with a fresh canning of Jersey tomatoes you. Diet Cheat Day Food.