Friday, February 2, 2018

Big Game Meatball Hoagies

This is perfect for watching the big game, dinner, for company or anytime.

16 pre-made meatballs
1/8 - 1/4 tsp each: salt, pepper
1/8 tsp red pepper flakes
2 - 3 c. prepared pasta sauce
1 - 2 cloves chopped and crushed garlic
1/2 tsp each: parsley, oregano, basil
2 - 6 T. oil (enough to coat pan)
4 submarine sandwich rolls
4 slices mozzarella or provolone cheese

Preheat skillet to medium high heat. lower heat to medium, add some of the oil. Place meatballs in pan and brown on 1 side for 7 - 10 min approx.  

Turn meatballs over and brown on other side for 7 - 10 min. more. 

Remove meatballs from pan and drain excess fat from pan if needed.  

Return meatballs to pan and pour pasta sauce over meatballs. Cook meatballs and sauce for 10 minutes more or until done.

While meatballs are cooking, combine rest of oil, salt, pepper, red pepper flakes, garlic and herbs in a measuring cup. Mix well with a fork.

Use a pastry brush to brush 1 side of the sub rolls with the oil mixture
Heat a grill pan to medium-high heat, lower heat to medium.

Place buns oiled side down on grill pan. Grill bun for 1 - 2 min. to warm them up.
Remove buns from grill pan and set aside.

To assemble sandwiches: with a serving spoon, scoop 4 of the meatballs on 4 of the buns.

Drizzle some of the sauce over the meatballs.

Top meatballs with one slice of cheese.

Top meatballs with the other part of the bun.
Repeat process with remaining meatballs and buns.

Put sandwiches on grill pan for a few minutes until the cheese melts.

You can even put the sandwiches on a cookie sheet and put in them oven for a few minutes to broil until the cheese melts.

Serves 4.

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