Italian Sausage Meatball Heroes
Vicki Butts (lazyme)
From Bon Appetit May 2007.
1 lbitalian sausages, casings removed
24 ozpurchased fresh marinara sauce, divided
1/2 cfreshly grated parmesan cheese (about 1 1/2 oz)
1/3 cchopped fresh italian parsley, divided
1/3 cchopped fresh basil, divided
4pieces french baguette, split horizontally (5- to 6-inches long)
1 ccoarsely grated whole-milk mozzarella cheese, packed
How to Make Italian Sausage Meatball Heroes
- Preheat oven to 400°F.
- Mix sausage, 1/2 cup marinara, Parmesan, 2 tablespoons parsley, and 2 tablespoons basil in large bowl. Using wet hands, shape mixture into 8 meatballs.
- Bring 2 tablespoons parsley, 2 tablespoons basil, remaining marinara, and meatballs to boil in large skillet. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer until meatballs are cooked through, turning often, about 20 minutes.
- Place baguette bottoms on baking sheet; spread each with about 2 tablespoons sauce from skillet. Cut meatballs in half in skillet; overlap 4 halves on each baguette bottom. Spoon remaining sauce over meatballs, then sprinkle mozzarella over, dividing equally.
- Bake until cheese melts, about 5 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining parsley and basil and cover with baguette tops.