Friday, April 26, 2013

Meatball Sandwiches

I made these awesome meatball sandwiches. I had a cool idea to make my own sub buns out of my Hamburger Buns recipe. So I did! It was so simple. I just combined 2 buns into one and rolled them into a sub shape. I let them rise and baked. Perfect.

Meatball Sandwiches
1 block (8oz) mozzarella cheese
4 sub buns

16 oz tomato sauce
6 oz tomato paste
1/2 tsp oregano
juice from 1/4 lemon
1/2 tbsp sugar
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp pepper
1 tsp garlic salt
2 tbsp parmesan cheese

1 pound grass fed ground beef
1/2 tsp chili powder
1 tsp garlic salt
1 tsp pepper
1 tsp italian seasoning

1. Put meat in a bowl and add seasonings. Mix into meat.
2. Make into balls. Make whatever size you want. I think about 5 meatballs per sandwich is good. You may have extra.
3. Put sauce ingredients in a pan and put meatballs in the sauce.
4. Cover and simmer low for at least 1 hour so meat cooks all the way (you could simmer all day if you want).
5. Take prepared sub buns and cut in half lengthwise.
6. Place on foil on top of a cookie sheet
7. Put mozzarella cheese on first. Then place meatballs and sauce on top.
8. On the top half of the sub put more cheese and just sauce. Leave open to cook.
9. Cook at 400 degrees for about 10-15 minutes.
10. When cheese is melted, take out and place the top bun on the sandwich. Bake another 5-10 minutes until the buns are a little more brown.
11. Eat it up. Warning, it may be messy but quite tasty and it will smell like a pizza place in your house :)

I have been meal planning and buying food for a couple weeks so what I did was make my burger buns with some being the sub buns. I made burgers the other night and used a couple burger buns but put the rest in the freezer. I also bought ground beef from the store and made my meatballs last week then put in the freezer. So today I just put the sauce together and had been thawing the meatballs; just plopped them in the sauce and let it cook a couple hours. I took out the sub buns that were already made and it was very simple to put together!

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