Chorizo Meatball Sliders on Sweet Potato Buns

Chorizo meatball sliders are an easy and flavor-filled way to feed the whole family! Inspired by Italian meatball sandwiches, these sliders served on sweet potato buns are a spicy and healthy spin on the classic sandwich. 

Chorizo Meatball Sliders on Sweet Potato Buns | #recipe #meatballs #beef #chorizo #paleo #whole30 #summer | hungrybynature.com

Helllllllo party people!

I am in a GREAT mood today. I had a crazy fun and productive Mother’s Day weekend. Pat and I spent time with friends and tried out a new cidery/brewery, painted some sample swatches on our living room walls, celebrated his mom, baked a ton of granola, Facetimed with my mom, and even got in a little Sunday meal prep.

And today I am headed to an event with NOW Foods in celebration of their 50th Anniversary where I get to meet some of my blogger friends in real life! Make sure you follow along on Instagram!

Chorizo Meatball Sliders on Sweet Potato Buns | #recipe #meatballs #beef #chorizo #paleo #whole30 #summer | hungrybynature.com

Do you know what else is making today great? These CHORIZO MEATBALL SLIDERS ON SWEET POTS BUNS!!!

I hope you can feel the excitement through my exclamation points, because I’m v v excited.

Furreal through. During the few years I have been food blogging and the almost 30 (!!) years I have been on this earth, I have learned two things:

  1. Mini food items > normal sized food items.
  2. Sweet potatoes can do anything.

Chorizo Meatball Sliders on Sweet Potato Buns | #recipe #meatballs #beef #chorizo #paleo #whole30 #summer | hungrybynature.com

The base of our meatball recipe is a mixture of beef and chorizo. And to be honest, you could probably get away with just that because chorizo is loaded with good spice. But I’ve added in a few other ingredients to help bring these meatballs up a notch. Luckily for you, and for me, all of the ingredients are pantry staples.

But the best part about these meatballs is that they are baked! No stove top searing, no oil splatters everywhere. Just roll and bake baby.

Chorizo Meatball Sliders on Sweet Potato Buns | #recipe #meatballs #beef #chorizo #paleo #whole30 #summer | hungrybynature.com

The meatballs are good enough to eat on their own, but I opted to go the slider route and serve them on sweet potato buns. Have you ever tried using sweet potato as a bun or toast? My friend Kelsey invented sweet potato toast a few years ago and pretty much crashed the internet. Well I finally got on board and totally love it!

Chorizo Meatball Sliders on Sweet Potato Buns | #recipe #meatballs #beef #chorizo #paleo #whole30 #summer | hungrybynature.com

To make the sweet potato toast, you slice up your sweet potato and literally put it in your toaster – yes! I had to toast each round a few times to get them toasted on the outside and soft in the middle. I highly recommend you give it a try!

And if you’re looking for other delicious meatball recipes, check out my Gameday Buffalo Chicken Meatballs (Pat’s FAVE) and Spicy Korean Pork Meatballs (my fave!!). Both are pumped with flavor and sure to satisfy.

Make these Chorizo Meatball Sliders and show me!! Post a picture on social media and use the hashtag #imhungrybynature so I can see!

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Chorizo Meatball Sliders on Sweet Potato Buns | #recipe #meatballs #beef #chorizo #paleo #whole30 #summer | hungrybynature.com

Chorizo Meatball Sliders on Sweet Potato Buns

  • Author: Ellie
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 35 mins
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Main
  • Method: Oven

Description

Chorizo meatball sliders are an easy and flavor-filled way to feed the whole family! Inspired by Italian meatball sandwiches, these sliders served on sweet potato buns are a spicy and healthy spin on the classic sandwich. 


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Ingredients

  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 large shallot, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 Tablespoons water
  • 1/4 cup almond meal
  • 3 Tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 pound spicy ground chorizo
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
  2. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add shallot and garlic and saute until the shallot is translucent, about 3 minutes.
  3. While the shallot and garlic is cooking, beat the egg and water together in a large bowl. Add almond meal, cilantro, chili powder, cumin, and oregano. Mix thoroughly.
  4. Add in the sauteed shallot and garlic, along with the beef and chorizo. Add salt to taste. Use your hands to mix until fully combined.
  5. Spray a baking sheet with olive oil. Using your hands, shape mixture into 2 inch diameter meatballs – you should get 16 – and arrange them on your baking sheet.
  6. Bake for 15-20 minutes, until the meatballs are cooked through.
  7. Serve on sweet potato rounds (I toasted mine but you could roast them too!) with lettuce, guacamole, and more cilantro!

Keywords: chorizo, meatball, meatball recipe

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Chorizo Meatball Sliders on Sweet Potato Buns | #recipe #meatballs #beef #chorizo #paleo #whole30 #summer | hungrybynature.com

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