Sunday, April 6, 2014
Who doesn't loved a baked sub...all dripping and oozy with cheese...I do... and add a few meatballs into the mix and I am totally in..... sign me up for this... pronto like :)
I use pizza sauce that has been heated up...but you can use spaghetti sauce too... I have even thought about skipping the pizza sauce and spooning BBQ sauce over it, and then adding cheese... *note to self..you really need to try that :) anyways... I use an Italian cheese blend which has mozzerella, provolone, & parmesan cheese, but you can use your favorite cheese. I serve this with crushed red peppers, & banana peppers on the side because I have kids and I don't want to make this too spicy for them. My husband and I add a little "heat" to our own sandwiches... I use a little extra pizza sauce to dip them in, but it is optional as well. Make these today..enjoy
1 lb ground beef ( I use 85/15 )
1/4 onion, minced
1 clove garlic minced,
1/2 cup bread crumbs
1 T red wine
2 T half n half
1 egg, beaten
1/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese
1 T. worchester sauce
Shredded Italian cheese blend
1 jar pizza sauce
**crushed red pepper flakes & pickled banana peppers for serving if desired.
Seasonings of your choice (I used seasoned salt, pepper, Italian seasoning blend, garlic& onion powder, and dried parsley)
In bowl add ground beef, garlic, bread crumbs, half n half, egg,wine, worchester sauce, parmesan cheese, and seasonings. With hands mix well. Roll with hands into golf ball size balls. Place on greased oven safe baking sheet with rim. Bake at 350 for 35 minutes turning halfway thru. Test meatball to make sure no pink remains in the center. Turn oven to broil, and move oven rack to the top rack in the oven.
Heat pizza sauce. Place aluminum foil (for easy cleanup) on baking sheet. Place sub buns on sheet. Cut them open (if not done already) not all the way thru but open them up and place baking sheet under broiler. Broil for a couple of minutes (WATCHING CAREFULLY SO THEY DON'T BURN) until they are browned. Place cooked meatballs down the bun, and spoon pizza sauce over the meatballs. Top with shredded cheese and broil for 1-2 minutes till the cheese is melted. Remove from oven and serve. Add crushed red pepper or banana peppers if desired.