Friday, April 13, 2012

Italian Meatball Sandwich

So tonight was one of those nights that I didn't start dinner until 8pm.... honestly I just felt kinda lazy.

It was a rainy dark day all day and Chloe and I were busy cuddling all day. :)

We also need to go grocery shopping and I had to put some thought into what I was going to make.

I had Spicy Italian brats in my freezer.... so I thought I would make Italian Meatball Sandwiches!

I have NEVER had one before! This was my first one, and I made it my own. So you KNOW it was delicious!

The recipe is very simple and did not take very long to put together. I made my own bread but that was also a "30 minute baguette" recipe I found online.



 3/4 lbs. spicy Italian sausage (or 3 brats)
1 small onion, minced
2 cloves garlic, minced
3 Tbsp. Parmesan cheese
1 large egg
1/2 c. breadcrumbs
1/4 c. fresh parsley
1 Tbsp. vegeta
1/4 tsp. kosher salt
1/4 tsp. black pepper
1/4 tsp. onion powder
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. vegetable oil
mozzarella cheese slices
**4 baguettes or any other type of roll/bread

 1 1/2 c. tomato sauce
2 Tbsp. tomato paste
3/4 tsp. vegeta
1/4 tsp. onion powder
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1/4 tsp. kosher salt
1/4 tsp. black pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 425.
  2. If using brats, take the sausage out of the casing.
  3. Combine all of the ingredients except the oil in a medium bowl and mix until combined.
  4. Form the meat into balls. I got 12 meatballs out of it. Use a heaping tablespoon to make them uniform in size.
  5. Heat a large skillet on medium-high heat. Add the vegetable oil and let heat up. 
  6. Saute meatballs until brown on all sides. 
  7. In a small saucepan combine all sauce ingredients and bring to a boil. Simmer for 10 minutes. 
  8. Pour the sauce into a 9x9 pan.
  9. Drain the fat from the meatballs and add the meatballs to the pan. Bake, covered, for 10 minutes.
  10. Switch oven to broil
  11. Slice baguettes open. Fill with meatballs and sauce. Top with sliced cheese. Place on a lined baking sheet and broil until the cheese is bubbly and golden brown. About 1 1/2 minutes. DON'T look away!
**I used this recipe for the baguettes. The only change I made was to use 5 cups of flour instead of 3-4. 
I used HALF of the recipe to make 4 small baguettes. You could easily make them bigger if you'd like. 

Please leave a comment or contact me if you have any questions :)

Hope you love it!



Donna (Twinmountainpottery) said...

Hi Elvira! I am following you now. Congratulations on your upcoming marriage. It will be very beautiful - the Estes Park area is so gorgeous.

I am going to try your recipe. It sounds delicious and meatball subs are my favorite when I go out.

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