Spooky Eyeball Sandwich: Perfect for Halloween Parties

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Spooky Eyeball Sandwich: Perfect for Halloween Parties
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
40mins
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Recipe by Administrator
Published on November 20, 2023

Get ready for Halloween with this spooky and delicious Eyeball Sandwich recipe. Made with creepy ingredients like meatballs, olives, and tomato sauce, this sandwich is perfect for Halloween parties and gatherings. The meatballs resemble eyeballs, and the combination of flavors will satisfy both kids and adults. It's easy to prepare and can be made in just 30 minutes. Serve these frighteningly delicious eyeball sandwiches and impress your guests with your creativity and cooking skills.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 4 hamburger buns
  • 1 cup marinara sauce
  • 8 slices mozzarella cheese
  • 16 sliced black olives
  • 8 toothpicks

Directions

  1. Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the ground beef, breadcrumbs, milk, Parmesan cheese, parsley, onion, garlic, salt, black pepper, dried oregano, dried basil, dried thyme, paprika, and red pepper flakes. Mix well until all the ingredients are evenly incorporated.
  3. Shape the meat mixture into 4 large meatballs and place them on the prepared baking sheet.
  4. Bake the meatballs in the preheated oven for 20 minutes or until they are cooked through.
  5. While the meatballs are baking, slice the hamburger buns in half and toast them if desired.
  6. In a small saucepan, heat the marinara sauce over low heat until warmed.
  7. Remove the meatballs from the oven and place each one on the bottom half of a toasted hamburger bun.
  8. Top each meatball with two slices of mozzarella cheese to resemble eyeballs.
  9. Place two slices of black olives on each cheese slice to create the pupils of the eyeballs.
  10. Secure each olive slice with a toothpick.
  11. Drizzle a spoonful of warm marinara sauce over each meatball.
  12. Cover each sandwich with the top half of the hamburger bun.
  13. Serve the spooky eyeball sandwiches immediately with additional marinara sauce on the side.

Interesting Facts

  • Meatballs have been a popular food for centuries. They can be traced back to ancient Roman cuisine.
  • Olives are considered a symbol of peace and fertility and have a rich history in Mediterranean cuisine.
  • Halloween originated from the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, where people believed that spirits roamed the earth on the eve of the festival.