Thursday, July 14, 2011

Meatball Sandwich

I found this recipe somewhere a long time ago and used to make it often. I rediscovered it recently and have fallen in love with it again. It is so yummy, and although it sounds like a lot of work it comes together fairly quickly. I am sure you could use frozen meatballs to make it faster.



1 lb ground beef

1 pound ground beef
3/4 cup bread crumbs
2 teaspoons dried Italian seasoning
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
1 egg, beaten
1 French baguette or loaf of french bread
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 pinch salt, or to taste
1 (14 ounce) jar spaghetti sauce

Provolone or mozzarella cheese

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

In a medium bowl, combine ground beef, garlic, parsley, Parmesan cheese, and egg. Form into meatballs and bake in preheated oven 15-20 minutes or until done.

Meanwhile, cut open baguette or french bread lengthwise. Remove some of the bread from inside to make a well for the meatballs. Brush with olive oil and sprinkle with garlic powder and salt. Toast in oven for 5 minutes or until lightly toasted.

Drain meatballs and combine with spaghetti sauce. Spoon into toasted baguette and sprinkle with grated cheese. Return to oven to melt cheese.

Cool slightly and slice into individual servings.

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