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Zesty Meatball Sandwiches

Zesty Meatball SandwichesA great homemade meatball sandwich is easier than you might think. Try this recipe and taste for yourself.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 pound ground beef
1/2 cup soft bread crumbs
1 large egg
2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
1 clove garlic, finely minced
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper

2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/2 onion, cut into thin strips
1/2 green bell pepper, cut into thin strips
1 1/4 cups prepared marinara sauce
1/2 teaspoon dried basil

4 hoagie rolls, split and toasted
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. For Meatballs: Combine meatball ingredients in large bowl, mixing lightly but thoroughly. Shape into twelve 2-inch meatballs. Place on rack in broiler pan. Bake in 350°F (175°C) oven 25 to 30 minutes to medium (160°F / 70°C) doneness, until not pink in center and juices show no pink color.
  3. For Sauce: Heat oil in large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Add onion and bell pepper; cook and stir 4 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Add spaghetti sauce, basil and meatballs; heat through, stirring occasionally.
  4. Serve in toasted rolls sprinkled with cheese.

Makes 4 servings.

Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of the Beef Industry Council.