Bocadillo de Albóndigas ~ Meatball Sandwich

Bocadillo de Albóndigas ~ Meatball Sandwich Recipe Card
Bocadillo de Albóndigas ~ Meatball Sandwich Recipe Card
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Bocadillo de Albóndigas is the Spanish version of the popular Italian-American Meatball Sandwich. This Spanish recipe is typically made with a Spanish-style baguette called barra de pan, although other types of bread may also be used such as rustic bread or ciabatta.

To make this delicious treat, start with Spanish meatballs, which are usually made with pork, veal, or beef (or any combination of the three), eggs, bread, onions, garlic, parsley, salt, and black pepper, and topped with a tomato sauce marinade.

To assemble the sandwich, the bread is sliced along the middle, toasted, and filled with several meatballs drenching in the rich tomato sauce marinade, and topped with provolone or mozzarella cheese. Other common ingredients used in the filling can include lettuce, tomato slices, onion rings, mayonnaise, or mustard.

Bocadillo de Albondigas Meatball Sandwich

Bocadillo de Albóndigas ~ Meatball Sandwich

Recipe Author : Mike Gonzalez
Try this easy, cheesy and delicious, homemade Bocadillo de Albóndigas or Meatball Sandwich that is sure to satisfy and so much better than you can get in a fast-food restaurant!

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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Sandwich
Cuisine Spanish
Servings 4 people


  • 4 baguettes
  • 1 lb ground pork
  • 1 bunch chives
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 bunch fresh parsley chopped
  • 7 oz tomato sauce
  • 1 bunch oregano chopped
  • 1 bunch basil chopped
  • 10 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 oz cheese provolone or mozzarella
  • salt and pepper to taste



  • Peel and chop the chives and garlic.
  • Put the meat, garlic, chives, 1 teaspoon of chopped parsley and the egg in a bowl.
  • Salt and pepper and mix until a homogeneous compound is obtained.
  • Form balls with your hands and fry it with the oil in a frying pan over the fire until golden brown.
  • Drain on absorbent paper.
  • Heat the tomato sauce in a saucepan and add the chopped basil and oregano, add the meatballs, mix and cook for 15 minutes.
  • Open the loaves and toast them lightly on the inside on the grill.


  • Fill the loaves with the meatballs, sprinkle with the grated cheese and decorate with a little parsley.
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