Monday, October 10, 2011

Meatball Sami's

This is one of those meals that will instantly make your dinner table "quiet"!!  As soon as the family sinks their teeth into these yummy meatball sami''s all down hill from there! 

Meatball Sami's


1 large can crushed tomatoes
2 jars Classico Spaghetti Sauce (your choice)
1 tsp chopped garlic
**only thing not shown is tomatoes due to the fact that they were out of my freezer & this is a "after" picture**

Puree tomatoes - then add everything else EXCEPT for the meatballs into pot - simmer 20 minutes *or* heat on low in slow cooker for 1 hour - Add meatballs & simmer another 10 minutes


1 lb ground beef
1/2 C Italian bread crumbs ~~recipe to follow to make your own
1/3 C water ( more or less )
1/4 C Parmesan
1/4 C finely chopped green pepper
1 medium onion - fine chopped
1 clove garlic
S & P
~Mix all together making sure not to add all of the water at once....just gradually ~ form into meatballs & bake at 4oo for 16-18 minutes or until done

So instead of putting the whole meatball on the Bolillo roll I cut each one into small slices....covered with sauce & provolone cheese....

These were so good!!  The kids loved them!!

As promised....homemade Italian bread crumb recipe:

Preheat oven to 250 ~ layer 6 slices of bread on cookie sheet ~ cook for 20 - 25 minutes or until the pieces are completely crisp & not bendy at all

Using a food processor - process bread up into crumbs....
2C bread crumbs
1/4 C parmesan cheese, grated
2 T dried parsley
1 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp dried basil
1 tsp garlic powder   ~ combine & store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 months

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