Our Lady of Mount Carmel Meatball Sandwich


Our Lady of Mount Carmel
Our Lady, queen and beauty of Carmel, pray for us. 
July 16 ~ New & Traditional Calendar

According to legend, a religious community was established even before the time of Christ on Mount Carmel. This is the mountain overlooking the Mediterranean Sea on which the prophet Elijah successfully challenged the priests of Baal and won the people to the true God. The feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel entered the Calendar of the universal Church in the early 18th century.


My family has a special devotion to Our Lady of Our Lady of Mount CarmelMount Carmel.  She is also Sparkles and mine namesake – Carmen.  Because of this, Dad coordinates this feast day celebration.  Praise God!

Dad has narrowed in on my favorite, Carmel Iced Coffee and his specialty, meatballs. 

This recipe is not my own. Dad found it on one of my family’s favorite recipe site, Pioneer Woman. We have been using her recipes for some time. We even started a cooking challenge, where we make one of her recipes every week – for the entire year. We have never been let down by any of her recipes. She gives great directions and provides wonderful pictures and humorous dialogue. Pioneer Woman is also a homeschooling mom!

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Meatballs

Dinner: Mini Meatball Sandwiches

Meatball ~ Mount Carmel.

Provolone Cheese ~ White for the purity of Our Lady.

Bread ~ The Bread of Life, Jesus – who Mary ALWAYS leads us to.


dad's Our Lady of Mount Carmel meatballs


I like using ground turkey, Dad prefers ground beef.

Dad likes to make an extra large batch and freeze the cooked meatballs for future use.

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  2. I love this. cheese representing purity, nothing short of brilliant lol! So up my alley :)

  3. Now I'll have 'Provolone for purity' stuck in my head all day. Thanks for the inspiration!

  4. your meatballs look so yummy. so glad you like the carmel iced coffee idea. hope you had a happy name day.

  5. I am curious about your image of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel. I have the same one. An oil on tin. Very old, early 20th century. My great grandmother's. Looking for history of it. Thanks. PS. Your recipes also look awesome. Thank you.