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Delicious meatballs nestled in Italian bread, draped with fresh mozzarella and toasted to perfection. This recipe is a family favorite!
Combine all of the meatball ingredients (everything on the meatball list except the oil, sliced cheese and the bread) in a large bowl, and mix until just combined. Use a heaping tablespoon of the meatball mixture to form about 18-20 meatballs.
Preheat some olive oil in a large pan over medium to medium-high heat.
Working in batches, cook the meatballs on all sides until deep brown in color. Remove the cooked meatballs to a paper towel lined plate and repeat with the remaining meatballs.
Reduce the heat to low and prepare to make the sauce.
In a small bowl combine sauce ingredients and pour it into the meatball pan.
Add the meatballs back into the pan and simmer for 10 minutes. Stir and cook for 5 more minutes or until the sauce has reduced and is thick.
Meanwhile preheat your oven to 450 F and prepare the sandwich bread, but cutting it in half lengthwise. Cut the bottom half a little thicker than the top half and dig out some of the bread in the center to create trenches for the meatballs to rest in.
Arrange the bread on a large sheet pan. Top the bottom half of the bread with a few meatballs, a little of the sauce, then slices of fresh mozzarella. Place the sheet pan in the oven and watch carefully for about 8-10 minutes.
Remove it from the oven when cheese is melted and bubbly, place the top half of the bread onto the sandwich and with a sharp knife cut in to half. Enjoy!
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