Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Meatball Subs

Omigoodness, the ultimate comfort food. We made these almost a month ago for some friends that had a baby and they were a huge hit. I mean huge. No wonder, they were ooey, gooey, and so yummy. In fact, my mouth is watering just a little bit. Our friend Jon, is one of the best people to make a meal for because he loves everything and thinks everything is wonderful. It's nice to have an unconditional eater around :)

1/2 onion, cut into thin strips
1/2 green bell pepper, cut into thin strips
1-1/4 cups prepared spaghetti sauce
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
4 rolls hoagie rolls, split
1/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

1 pound ground beef
1/2 cup soft bread crumbs
1 egg
2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper

1.Heat oven to 350°F. Combine meatball ingredients in large bowl, mixing lightly but thoroughly. Shape into twelve 2-inch meatballs. Place on rack in broiler pan. Bake in 350°F oven 25 to 30 minutes.
2.Heat 2 tablespoons water in large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Add onion and bell pepper; cook and stir 4 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Add spaghetti sauce, basil and meatballs; heat through, stirring occasionally. Serve in rolls; with melted provolone cheese slices.

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