• 2 large eggs
  • 2 tsp. balsamic vinegar
  • Kosher salt and pepper
  • 1/3 c. panko
  • 4 large cloves garlic (2 grated and 2 chopped)
  • 1/4 c. freshly grated Parmesan cheese, plus more for serving
  • 1/2 c. flat-leaf parsley, chopped
  • 8 oz. sweet Italian sausage, casings removed
  • 8 oz. ground beef
  • 1 lb. cherry tomatoes
  • 1 red chile, sliced
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 4 small hero rolls, split and toasted 
  • 6 tbsp. ricotta cheese
  • Basil, for serving


  1. In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, vinegar and 1/2 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Stir in panko and let sit 1 minute. Stir in grated garlic and Parmesan, then parsley. Add sausage and beef and gently mix to combine. 
  2. Shape meat mixture into 20 balls (about 1 1/2 inches each) and place in a single layer on air-fryer rack (the balls can touch but should not be stacked; cook in batches if necessary). Air-fry meatballs at 400°F for 5 minutes.
  3. In a bowl, toss tomatoes, chile and chopped garlic with oil and 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Scatter over meatballs and continue air-frying until meatballs are cooked through, 5 to 6 minutes more.
  4. Spread ricotta on toasted rolls, then top with meatballs, grated Parmesan, roasted tomatoes and chile and basil if desired.

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