Thursday, September 17, 2009

Hot Meatball Sandwiches!

You have a package of ground beef or turkey and don’t feel like making burgers. You’d like something a little different. How about a hot meatball sandwich? On early autumn nights when there’s a chill in the air, there’s nothing like a good, hot sandwich.

Katie made these last night, and even little Henry loved his tiny, chopped up portion. Delish! I got to enjoy these and didn’t have to lift a finger, except, of course, to shove it in my mouth – oh, and then there were the dishes. But that’s a price I happily paid to enjoy this delicious sandwich.


1 lb. ground beef or turkey, whatever your preference
1 egg
¾ c. seasoned bread crumbs
1 small onion, finely chopped
Salt, pepper
A couple of tablespoons of grated parmesan cheese
A generous sprinkle of garlic powder
2 tbsp. ketchup
1 tsp. mustard

Mix together without packing too tightly. Roll into ping-pong-sized balls and cook over medium flame in 3 tbsp. olive oil, rolling around so the meatballs brown evenly and well, for about five minutes or so.

Reduce flame to medium/low.

Add: 1 red pepper, sliced.
1 onion, sliced
1 cup mushrooms, sliced

Stir together with the meatballs and cook until the peppers and onions begin to wilt. Add a quart of spaghetti sauce (your own or your favorite not-your-own) and simmer until the meatballs are cooked through – about 10 minutes more.

While the meatballs and veggies are simmering, slice open sub rolls (one per person – up to six) and lightly butter inside and sprinkle with a little garlic powder. Broil until the buttered side of the rolls begin to brown a bit.

To serve: Open roll, spoon meatballs and sauce on top (about 4-5 meatballs with sauce per sandwich) and sprinkle with grated mozzarella cheese. Let it sit for a minute to allow the cheese to melt.

Dig in.

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1 comment:

  1. I made a hot meatball sub for Bob about 3 weeks was something that he hadn't had in a long time and he said it brought back all kinds of good memories! So simple, and yet so satisfying. The best kind of meal!