Thursday, July 28, 2011

Italian Meatball Hoagies

These meatballs were absolutely delicious and easy to make. A huge hit at our house, the kids even loved them.  You really MUST make these!
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4 eggs
1/2 cup milk
1 cup parmesan cheese, grated
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 tablespoons parsley flakes
1 1/2 teaspoons oregano
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 lbs ground beef
2 cups saltines, crushed ( about 60 crackers)
2 (15 ounce) cans tomato sauce
1/2 cup parmesan cheese, grated
1 1/2 teaspoons oregano
1 teaspoon basil
1 teaspoon parsley flakes
1/2 teaspoon salt
12 (6 inch) submarine buns, sliced
mozzarella cheese (optional)
1. In a large bowl, combine the first eight ingredients.
2. Crumble beef over mixture and sprinkle with cracker crumbs.
3. Mix gently.
4. Shape into 1 inch balls.
5. Place in ungreased 15x10 inch baking pan.
6. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until meat is no longer pink.
7. Drain on paper towels.
Directions (cont.)
8. For Sauce:.
9. In a large sauce pan, combine the tomato sauce, parmesan cheese, oregano, basil, parsley and salt.
10. Bring to a boil over medium heat.
11. Add meatballs.
12. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 20 minutes or until heated through.
13. serve meatballs and sauce on buns. ( I put mine in the oven on broil before putting meatballs on it so bun wasn’t soggy. I also put it on broil to melt cheese)
Top with mozzarella cheese if desired

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