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Italian Meatball Sandwiches

 Making your own meatballs is easy to do and they are delicious and good to use for a sandwich or in spaghetti and meatballs. Once the sandwich is assembled you can put it in a toaster oven to melt the cheese of your choice on top of the meatballs. My family gave these meatballs a thumbs up!

Italian Meatballs

1-1/2 pound of ground beef
1-pound of bulk Italian seasoned ground chicken or Italian sausage or ground pork
1 cup seasoned dry bread crumbs
3/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup, grated onion
2 cloves garlic, finely minced
2 teaspoons Italian Seasoning
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1/3 cup milk
Jarred spaghetti or marinara sauce
hoagie or sub rolls split through one side of the roll only

Preheat oven to 425 degrees
Put all the meatball ingredients (except the spaghetti sauce and rolls) in a large mixing bowl and work the meat mixture with your hands to combine. (rub your hands with olive oil before you start working the mixture so it will be a less sticky process)

When mixed well form meatballs using a 1/4 cup measure to scoop up meat to make uniform meatballs.  I found it helpful again to rub my hands with oil before forming the meatballs.
Place the meatballs on large cooking sheet lined with foil.
Bake at 425 degrees for 15-20 minutes.
Yield: 22 meatballs (You will yield more or less depending on the size you choose)

When five minutes are left on the cooking time heat up the marinara or spaghetti sauce in a large saucepan.
When meatballs are removed from oven place 12 of them into the sauce and let them simmer while preparing the rolls for sandwiches.
Put 3 meatballs on each roll and pour a little more sauce over the meatballs. If you like place 2 slices of cheese on the meatballs and heat under broiler or in toaster oven till the cheese melts.
You can also cut the meatballs in half before putting them on the rolls. 
Serve with extra sauce on the side.
The 12 meatballs will make at least 4 sandwiches and for smaller appetites using 2 meatballs you can yield 8 sandwiches.

You can freeze the remaining meatballs to use later in another dish or sandwiches.


  1. If I were cooking these days, I'm not, I'd be highly tempted by these, but then the Subway ones are very good, too.

  2. Yum! I just bought a box of frozen meatballs. I should try to make them next time - you make it sound so easy.

  3. My! This was a mistake to look at this half an hour before lunch! :)

    Looks yummy!

  4. Hi Ellen, this looks sooooooo delicious!!! My hubby's favorite kind of meal. I am going to make it for him the first opportunity I get.

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