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Irisa Raina 9


Enjoy with a good red wine!

All oven's vary so time these so they are done, but not dry!

These were so juicy and delicious...

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3 you'll get 6 meatballs


35 Min


1 Hr 10 Min




1 pound ground round
1 teaspoon coarse sea salt
1 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
1 teaspoon italian seasoning
1 teaspoon minced onion { dry }
1 teaspoon dry parsley
1 & ½ teaspoons garlic powder granules
½ cup of ½ & ½
1 slice of bread { crust removed }
1 large egg
progresso italian style bread crumbs { 5 t + 1 cup }
1 tablespoon red wine { use only what you would drink }
¼ cup parmesan/romano cheese
1 – 23 ounce jar marinara sauce
¼ cup water { use it to swish out the rest of the marinara sauce from the jar }
1 - 5.5 can v8 spicy/ hot juice
1 tablespoon turbinado sugar
1 stick salted butter { melted } + 1 teaspoon garlic granules
6 good size slices of mozzarella cheese
shredded ice berg lettuce
1 small loaf of french bread { toasted }

Directions Step-By-Step

Put the marinara sauce, sugar and V8 into a pot bring to a boil, then turn it down and reduce it to ½. This could take a couple of hours but reducing any sauce/marinade/broth etc. intensifies the flavors so much.
Put the ½ & ½ in a bowl, and then add the dry seasonings: salt, pepper, Italian seasoning, minced onion, parsley and the garlic powder granules. Stir this and refrigerate for 30 minutes. After that time remove the crust from 1 slice of bread, cut into small cubes and mix it into the ½ & ½ mixture, refrigerate till you are ready to make the meatballs.
Pre heat the oven to 375.
Pull out the ½ & ½ mixture and put it in a large bowl, add the ground round, egg, 5 T bread crumbs, wine and grated cheese.
Melt the butter with the garlic and let it cool slightly. Cut the French bread in half, and then scoop out a little bit of the bread from the bottoms and tops. Then with a brush, take some of the melted butter and brush the inside of the tops and bottoms, set aside.
Put the remaining 1 cup bread crumbs in a separate bowl.
Make the meatballs; roll them in the remaining butter and then the bread crumbs. Put them in on baking sheet, once you have all the meatballs made bake loosely covered for 45/50 minutes { after the first 20 minutes, keep turning the meatballs over to get them brown} then uncover and bake for additional 15 minutes.
Once the meatballs are done, top the meatballs with the mozzarella cheese, turn the oven down to 300 and bake till the cheese has melted { about 10/15 minutes}.
As soon as you top the meatballs with the cheese, get the griddle hot and grille the sides that were basted with the butter.
Get the marinara sauce hot.
Place ½ of the roll on your plate, put a couple of spoonfuls of the sauce on the bottom, add the lettuce, top with the meatballs and spoon the marinara sauce over the top, and put the other ½ of the bread on top.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef, Other Sauces, Sandwiches
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Italian