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meatball hoagies are in the house!

Recipe by
Irisa Raina 9
New Iberia, LA

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...

yield 3 you'll get 6 meatballs
prep time 35 Min
cook time 1 Hr 10 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For meatball hoagies are in the house!

  • 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 }

How To Make meatball hoagies are in the house!

  • 1
    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.
  • 2
    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.
  • 3
    WHEN YOU ARE READY TO MAKE THE MEATBALLS: Pre heat the oven to 375.
  • 4
    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.
  • 5
    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.
  • 6
    Put the remaining 1 cup bread crumbs in a separate bowl.
  • 7
    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.
  • 8
    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}.
  • 9
    As soon as you top the meatballs with the cheese, get the griddle hot and grille the sides that were basted with the butter.
  • 10
    Get the marinara sauce hot.
  • 11
    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.

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