Meatball hoagies are in the house!

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Irisa Raina 9

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@Irisa

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...

Rating:
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Serves:
3 you'll get 6 meatballs
Prep:
35 Min
Cook:
1 Hr 10 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

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!

Step-by-Step

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

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