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sloopy joe meatballs

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Recipe by
Robert Nelson
Lawerenceburg, TN

These meatballs are REALY, REALY good I got this recipe out of a Home and Garnden book and I had to pass it on to my JAP freinds. These are slider-style sandwiches but I made the meatballs bigger and I put them on a longer roll and put on a slice of provolone cheese.

(1 rating)
prep time 30 Min
cook time 25 Min

Ingredients For sloopy joe meatballs

  • 1
    egg, beaten
  • 1 md
    onion, finely chopped
  • 1/4 c
    fine dry bread crumbs
  • 1/4 tsp
    dried oregano, crushed
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1 lb
    lean ground beef
  • 1 stick
  • 1/2 c
    chopped green sweet pepper
  • 1
    15-ounce can toto sauce
  • 2 Tbsp
    brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1 Tbsp
    yellow mustard
  • 1 tsp
    chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp
    black pepper
  • dash
    bottled hot pepper sauce ( optional )
  • babby spinach leaves
  • 21
    2- to 21/2 cocktail rolls, split and toasted

How To Make sloopy joe meatballs

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350. In a large bowl, combine egg, 1/4 cup of the onion the bread crumbs, oregano, and salt. Add beef and mix well.
  • 2
    Shape into 21 meat balls. Arrange in a single layer in a 15x10x1-inch baking pan. Bake, uncovered, 25 minutes or until done (160f). Drain well.
  • 3
    Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, heat the oil over medium heat. Cook the remaining 1/4 cup onion and the sweet pepper in hot oil until tender. Stir in tomato sauce, brown sugar,mustard, chili powder, garlic powder, black pepper, and if desired hot pepper sauce. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, 5 minutes. Add meatballs to sauce and heat through.
  • 4
    Place a baby spinach leaf on each roll bottom. Top each with a meatball and a little sauce. Add roll top.

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