Monday, May 11, 2009

Meatballs Sandwiches

What says comfort food more than homemade meatballs sandwiches blanketed in gooey Mozzarella cheese!

I finally came up with a meatball mixture that I like. I'm not a snob about most foods but when it comes to meatballs, I am. It seems that most are either too soft or I just don't like the taste of them.

There's nothing fancy in these meatballs but the combination of flavors make them taste really good.

1 1/2 lbs lean hamburger - next time I will try a
hamburger/pork/veal mix for even more flavor
1 C. plain bread crumbs
2 eggs
3 tsp. Italian seasonings
2/3 C. shredded Romano or Parmesan cheese (don't use the stuff in the can!)
2 tsp. onion powder
1 - 2 tsp. hot pepper flakes

Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl. Shape into meatballs a little larger than a golf ball.

Add meatballs to a large frying pan to which you've added a little 0live oil. Brown meatballs on all sides. Remove from pan once meatballs are browned all over - they will not be cooked in the middle at this time.

Drain any remaining grease from the pan. Add sauce (either your own recipe or jarred) to fill pan 1/2 full. Carefully drop the meatballs into the sauce and stir to cover with the sauce. Cook sauce and meatballs for 20 - 30 minutes on medium/low heat until the meatballs have finished cooking.

For sandwiches you will need:
meatballs and sauce
1/2 lb. Mozzarella cheese slices
semi har
d rolls

Halfway split open hard rolls, making sure to not cut through the bottoms.

Fill rolls with 2-3 meatballs and a little sauce. Cover with cheese.

Lay rolls on a baking sheet. Put tray under broiler to melt cheese.

The end result is so delicious!


Barbara Bakes said...

Can you believe I've never tried a meatball sandwich. Yours looks amazing with all that yummy cheese!

Donna-FFW said...

MMMM.. That really looks incredibly delicious. I would love one of those. That cheesy saucy goodness is speaking to me!

averagebetty said...

MMM! I want a bite of one of those now! Looks so good!

Tami said...

Thanks, Ladies! Gotta say...these sandwiches were really good. MMM!

Barbara, I can't believe that you've never tried one of these. You've gotta try one some time!

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