I had my first meatball sandwich back in 1983, when I was living in Boston and marching in the 27th Lancers Drum Corp. Boston was a great town for food, and meatball sandwiches were no exception. I think it was at a color guard competition, and man was it ever good. I’d never even heard of a meatball sub or sandwich. I assumed of course, that meatballs were only for spaghetti. Now, whenever I get the chance I have one. I like the ones from Mr. Sub, but if your interested in making your own, here’s a few recipes you may enjoy.
Secret Meatball Stuff
two tsp of Italian seasoning (dried)
one lb beef ground lean
two minced cloves of garlic
three-quarter cup of crumbled up bread
two tbsp parsley freshly chopped
one beaten egg
two tbsp Parmesan cheese grated
one tbsp olive oil – extra virgin
some sliced provolone cheese
one long roll of your favorite crusty bread
one half tsp of garlic powder
fourteen ounces of your favorite spaghetti sauce
salt as required
Four Simple Steps To A Great Sandwich
Warm up your oven to approximately 350 degrees.
Shape a dozen or so of your meatballs, using beef, crumbled bread, parsley, Parmesan, egg, garlic, and Italian spices. Place meatballs in oven for about twenty minutes. Test to make sure meatballs are cooked all the way through.
Spread garlic, salt, and olive oil on your bread, and toast for about 5 minutes in the oven.
Get the spaghetti sauce heated, and mix the meatballs in. Once the bread is toasted, add meatballs, a little sauce, and provolone cheese. Place in oven, just long enough to melt the cheese.
TaDa! Terrific meatball sandwich.