Our oldest child made a request for this for dinner this week. Thankfully, it was a hit with everyone!
1 lb. ground turkey, beef or chicken
3/4 c. Italian seasoned breadcrumbs
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 T parmesan, grated
1 egg, beaten
4 sub sandwich-type buns or a baguette
1 T olive oil
1/2 tspn. garlic powder
14 oz. jar spaghetti sauce
4 slices provolone
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a medium bowl, mix ground meat, bread crumbs, garlic, parmesan, and egg by hand. Form into about 12 meatballs and place in a baking dish. (I used a couple of glass pie dishes.)
Bake for 15-20 minutes or until cooked through.
While the meatballs are cooking, cut the bread in half length-wise, brush with olive oil and season with garlic powder. (You may want to remove some of the bread from the inside to make a well for the meatballs before you oil and season the bread.) Put the bread on a baking sheet and toast for the last five minutes of the meatball’s cooking time.
Warm the spaghetti sauce in a medium sauce pan. When the meatballs are done put them in the spaghetti sauce and gently coat them with spaghetti sauce. Place the meatballs on the bread, top with provolone and place back in the oven for about 2 minutes so the cheese can melt. Yum!
Did I change anything? I used twice as much spaghetti sauce as this recipe calls for. I couldn’t get enough sauce on all of the meatballs when I just used one jar. Luckily, I happened to have another jar in the pantry.
What did the family think? They all loved it!
One Response to Meatball Sandwich
Also delicious with premade frozen Sam’s Club meatballs. If you’re too lazy to make meatballs like me. 🙂