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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Italian Herb Baked Meatball Sub Sandwiches

Rather than going out for Meatball subs, we make our own. I use a variety of cheese, sliced provolone, Swiss, and shredded mozzarella blend, add some onions and toppings the way you like it. I usually make a double batch so I have some for Spaghetti and Meatballs too, I make up my own sauce too

What you Need to Make a batch-Makes 15 (2 tablespoon) meatballs
1 pound ground beef
½ cup Italian breadcrumbs
¼ cup fresh grated Parmesan cheese
2 garlic cloves, pressed (or minced)
½ small onion, grated (or minced)
2 tablespoons marinara
1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, chopped
1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped
1 tablespoon fresh basil, chopped
½ teaspoon kosher salt
¼ teaspoon fresh cracked black pepper
1 large egg, lightly beaten

Preheat oven to 375°.  Prepare a baking sheet by lining with parchment paper.

In a large mixing bowl, combine all ingredients. Mix well, do not over mix or you will have tough meatballs.

Using a 2 tablespoon scoop, portion out meat and place on baking sheet.  After all meatballs have been scooped onto tray, roll into balls.

COOK'S NOTE:  If you lightly wet your hands the meatballs will form better and crack less.

Bake for 20-22 minutes.

Remove and transfer to sauce or serve immediately**Sauce recipe
For Sandwiches, assemble on sub buns and top with cheeses how you like and add toppings like onions, peppers, pickles, olives and veggies how you like. These are so good, serve with a side of veggies for a healthy meal.

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