Grilled eyeball sandwich for Halloween anyone . . . Anyone?

This awesome Halloween party recipe comes via the lovely folks at the Huffington Post, and kids and adults alike should have a lot of fun with it, besides being a tasty meal that is. (Oh, and scaring the hell out of your little sister/brother/mum . . . !)



  • 2 pounds ground meatloaf mix (veal, pork and beef)
  • 1/2 cup of grated Romano cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups Italian bread crumbs
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 cloves of garlic minced
  • 1 Tb dried oregano
  • 1 Tb dried basil
  • 3/4 cup cold water
  • Kosher salt*
  • Cracked black pepper
  • Sliced black olives
  • Deli sliced provolone cheese
  • Fresh short Italian rolls
  • 1 Tb butter
  • 2 cups of homemade or your favorite store-bought marinara sauce

    * I’m pretty sure normal salt will do here!


  1. Heat grill to 300°F direct heat.
  2. Mix the ground meat, eggs, bread crumbs, herbs, spices and water in a bowl by hand until blended well. Add 1/4 cup of grated Romano cheese and mix once more.
  3. Roll the meatballs to the size of golf balls and set aside on wax paper.
  4. Slowly warm your marinara sauce over low heat in a sauce pot.
  5. Set the meatballs in the refrigerator for 30 minutes while the grill comes up to temperature.
  6. Grill the meatballs over a direct fire turning them to brown all sides and take them to an internal temp of 165°F.
  7. Remove the meatballs from the grill.
  8. Lightly butter each Italian roll and toast for a minute over the coals on the grill.

To assemble:

Place 2 meatballs on each roll and pour a little warm marinara sauce over them. Lay out two slices of provolone over the meatballs and place the sandwiches back on the grill in a pan to allow the cheese to melt. Place a sliced black olive on the top of each meatball to make them look like eyeballs, then drizzle a little more marinara sauce between the meatballs.

Thanks to the Huffpost and BBQguru


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