Meatball Sandwich

Meatballs in tomato sauce with melted cheese on a baguette is simply divine! Anyone else agrees? Well, here’s the recipe!

Ingredients

  • 16 meatballs (recipe)
  • 2 cups pasta sauce or marinara sauce (see below)
  • 4 mini baguettes (or dinner rolls)
  • 4 tablespoons garlic butter
  • 1 cup shredded provolone or mozzarella cheese

Marinara Sauce

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed and chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper paste
  • A handful flat-leaf parsley leaves, chopped, about 2 tablespoons
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • One 28-ounce can crushed tomatoes
  • One 14-ounce can chunky style crushed tomatoes
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  • Prepare meatballs as directed on recipe
  • Roll into 1″ balls and place on a parchment lined pan. Bake at 350°F for 20 minutes or until cooked through.
  • Place cooked meatballs in a saucepan with pasta sauce and simmer covered 10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, spread garlic butter inside each baguette (or roll). Heat broiler and broil rolls until golden, about 3 minutes.
  • Arrange baguettes (rolls) in a 9×13 baking dish. Place 4 meatballs in each roll and top with a little bit of sauce and cheese.
  • Broil 2-3 minutes or until cheese is melted. Serve with additional sauce for dipping if desired.

Marinara Sauce

  • Heat a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add oil and garlic. When garlic starts sizzling, add herbs and crushed pepper. Allow oil to infuse for half a minute, then stir in the tomatoes and season sauce with salt and pepper. Bring sauce to a bubble, reduce heat, and simmer until meatballs are removed from oven.

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