The Italian Sandwich

Yo! You want some meat-a-balls? Your in luck, I’m sharing my Italian families recipe. But shh…don’t tell grandma!

Meatball sandwich love

Ok, this is a pretty simple Italian meatball recipe. Plus you’ll have extra sauce and meatballs left over for spaghetti tomorrow night.

Meatball mixture

Sauce 

Start by chopping and dicing. Have a bowl ready for the meat balls, and a Dutch oven for the sauce.

Happy little meatballs

They’re almost ready to go in their tomato sauce bath.

Tomato sauce Ready to go in the oven

Pop them in the oven, and in about an hour you’ll have a tasty sandwich.

Dinner is served!

Italian Meatball Sandwiches 
Meatballs:
1 lb ground meat
1 celery stalk, finely chopped
¼ cup fresh parsley, diced or ½ tablespoon dried parsley
1 medium white onion, finely chopped
3 cloves of garlic, minced
¼ cup fresh parmesan cheese, grated
1 egg
salt & pepper

Sauce:
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 celery stalk, finely chopped 
1 tablespoon fresh parsley, diced or ½ tablespoon dried parsley
1 medium white onion, finely chopped
3 cloves of garlic, minced
1 (1lb 13oz) can tomato sauce
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning (oregano, rosemary, basil)
3-4 shakes of Worcestershire sauce
1 beef bouillon cube 
1 cups water
1 bay leaf

White rolls
Swiss cheese, sliced
Cayenne pepper (if desired)

1. Preheat oven to 350°.
2. In a large bowl combine all meatball ingredients. Using your hand mix for 1-2 minutes. Then form round balls, about the size of golf balls. Then set them aside.
3. In a medium size Dutch oven combine all sauce ingredients and stir.
4. Add the meat balls to the sauce, then place in the oven. Cook for 1 ½ hours.  Uncovered.
5. Remove pot from the oven. Place a few meat balls on a plate and slice with a sharp knife. Add a spoon full of tomato sauce onto the white roll, then add the slices of meatball. Top with cayenne pepper (if desired) and Swiss cheese. Buon appetito!

Have a great weekend!

2 comments:

Seizing My Day said...

I love meatballs, but have yet to make the perfect meatball! =) I can't wait to try these... and I promise... I won't tell grandma!! =)

Shel at Dreamy Nest said...

This looks yummy!! I don't make meatballs much {we're southern and typically make meatloaf instead} but now I want some.
Shhh - not telling grandma at all. I'm adding this to my files. :) Thank you!