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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

I used a loaf of french bread for this but you can, of course, use smaller buns. I also used store-bought pasta sauce but if you have your own sauce, then use that. I used cheddar/jack cheese but mozzarella would be great! So many options! Any way you "slice" this sandwich...it's pretty tasty!!

Giant Meatball Sandwich

2 pounds ground beef
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup bread crumbs
1 egg
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon dried chili flakes (optional)
1 small onion - diced
2 cloves garlic - minced
1 jar pasta sauce
1 loaf of french bread
2 cups cheese

In a large skillet, saute onion and garlic until soft.

Combine meat, bread crumbs, milk, egg, oregano, salt, pepper, and chili flakes. Mix well but don't overmix.

Shape meat mixture into golf ball sized balls and place in skillet with the onion. Brown on one side then turn to brown on the other. Cover and allow to simmer for about an hour.

Pour pasta sauce over the meat balls and heat for about 10 minutes or so.

Slice the bread in half and hollow out one side. Place on a cookie sheet. Fill with meatballs then top with cheese.

Broil until nicely browned but not too dark.

Put the top on the sandwich and let stand for a minute or two then slice into 3 inch sections.

The stuff...

Combine the meat, egg, milk, bread crumbs, 
oregano, salt and pepper.

Saute the onion and garlic for a few minutes then add the meatballs. Brown them on all side then cover and simmer for a while.

Then add the sauce and warm through.

Slice the bread and hollow out one side.

Fill with meatballs...

..then top with cheese.

Broil for a bit until it's golden brown.

Plop the top on and slice it up!!