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Giant Meatball Sub

As either a hearty party sandwich or a filling lunch or dinner, this sub will rise to the top of your list of favorites. It's also a perfect contribution to a potluck ... but don't expect to have any leftovers!

from Taste of Home Tailgate Cookbook
Giant Meatball Sub

Quick look

  • prep 15 min    cook 30 min
  • serves 8

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup soft bread crumbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 1/4 pounds bulk Italian sausage
  • 3/4 pound ground beef
  • 2 jars (26 ounces each) spaghetti sauce
  • 1 loaf (1 pound) unsliced French bread, halved lengthwise
  • 8 ounces sliced mozzarella cheese
  • Shredded Parmesan cheese, optional

    How to make it  45minutes


  • 1

    In a large bowl, combine the eggs, milk, onion, garlic, bread crumbs, salt and Italian seasoning. Crumble sausage and beef over mixture; mix well.

  • 2

    Shape into 1-inch balls. Place in a greased 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking dish.

  • 3

    Bake at 425°F for 15 minutes or until browned.

  • 4

    In a Dutch oven, heat the spaghetti sauce over medium heat. Add meatballs; simmer for 15 minutes. Meanwhile, bake bread at 325°F for 10 minutes or until heated through.

  • 5

    Place mozzarella cheese on bottom half of bread; spoon meatballs onto cheese. Replace top.

  • 6

    Slice sandwich into serving-size portions; serve with extra spaghetti sauce and Parmesan cheese if desired.