Meatball bread

Pan de albondigas

Meat ball bread

Is there anything better than meatballs? Yes, a meatball sandwich! Yet there is a big inconvenience: I have bad memories of suffering a jaw dislocation when trying to bite a huge meat ball sandwich, or taking a bite of a meatball sandwich and having all the round meatballs shooting out of the bread. Well, with this meatball bread you won’t be suffering this anymore!

Pan de albondigas

No more meatballs running out of your sandwich

Pan de albondigas

Tomato sauce with garlic and oregano

Pan de albondigas

Meatball bread

Pan de albondigas

No more jaw dislocation

{Meatball bread}

Preparation: 30 min

Cooking time: 30-40 min

Serves: 4-6


  • 400 g strong bread flour
  • 250 g beer
  • 50 g extra virgin olive oil
  • 10 g fresh yeast
  • 10 g salt
  • 18-24 meat balls (I used turkey meatballs)


  1. Rub the yeast into the flour. Add the remaining ingredients. Mix for a couple of minutes until the dough starts to form.
  2. Transfer the dough onto a working surface. Continue to mix the ingredients by stretching out the dough and folding it over onto itself. Keep working the dough until it comes cleanly away from the work surface and is not sticky.
    Lightly flour the work surface, place the dough on the flour and form the dough into a ball. Let the ball rest for 10 minutes (it will be easier to roll it)
  3. Cut dough into 18-24 portions, and roll them out into small circles
  4. Place a meatball on each dough portion, take the sides of the dough and close it around the meatball forming a ball
  5. Put them into your greased backing dish with the seam facing the bottom of the dish
  6. Let rest for 15-30 minutes, whilst preheating the oven to 400 º F (200 º C)
  7. Bake for 30-40 minutes
  8. Serve with garlic oregano tomato sauce


  • You might prepare it in advance, and reheat it in the oven for 10 minutes to get a crunchier crustbread
  • Fill with your favourite ingredients: vegetables, mushrooms, cheese,…
  • You might use storebought pizza dough
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Autora : Sandeea Cocina

18 Comments a “Meatball bread”

  1. 11 October 2012, 7:46 pm - Jenn@slim-shoppin

    Love that idea! That would be great for a party

  2. 11 October 2012, 8:08 pm - Natasha@Bite and Sip

    what a wonderful idea. They look so cute. I should try them.

  3. 11 October 2012, 9:13 pm - JanetinMaine

    This looks really good.

    It appears the instructions on Line 3 are missing.
    Could you please update the recipe with those instructions?

  4. 11 October 2012, 9:22 pm - Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious

    How cute and innovative! I totally need to make this for my little niece and nephews – they will love it!

  5. 12 October 2012, 10:58 am - Kare @ Kitchen Treaty

    Ha, this is ingenious! I really hope you didn’t actually suffer a jaw dislocation eating a meatball sandwich, though. Ouch!

  6. 12 October 2012, 7:43 pm - Nicole @ Culinary Cool

    GENIUS!! This would make a fabulous appy to feed the boys on game day!!

  7. 13 October 2012, 4:55 pm - Kiran @

    This is a delicious appetizer!! Perfect finger food :)

  8. 14 October 2012, 11:54 am - SandeeA

    Thank you! 😉

  9. 14 October 2012, 11:54 am - SandeeA

    updated, thank you!

  10. 18 October 2012, 10:11 pm - Sneh | Cook Republic

    Such a lovely idea! And your little bread rounds look perfect :-)

  11. 9 January 2013, 11:07 pm - Loulou

    votre recette me plait énormément merci !!

  12. 12 January 2013, 2:06 am - Momof11

    Two questions:
    Are the meatballs pre- cooked meatballs?
    How can I convert the recipe to cups and tablespoons or teaspoons ?

  13. 14 January 2013, 9:44 am - SandeeA

    The meatballs were raw, although you can use precooked meatballs as well.

    400 g flour—> 3 cups and 3 tbs aprox
    250 g beer—-> 1 cup
    50 g ev olive oil—> 1/5 cup
    10 g fresh yeast—> 2 tsp
    10 g salt—>2 tsp

  14. 26 June 2013, 8:06 pm - Tracy

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  18. 2 September 2015, 7:35 am - Ivy

    I tried this recipe using a meatloaf recipe for the meatballs and pizza dough and husband liked it very much

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