Favorite Meatball Sandwiches Recipe
- 1/2 pound Johnsonville® Mild Italian Links
- 1/2 cup chopped onion
- 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
- 1-1/2 cups stewed tomatoes
- 1 can (12 ounces) tomato paste
- 2 cans (8 ounces each) tomato sauce
- 2 teaspoons brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
- 2 eggs, lightly beaten
- 1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
- 3 tablespoons milk
- 1 teaspoon dried basil
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon pepper
- 1/8 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/8 teaspoon rubbed sage
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1 pound Johnsonville® Mild Italian Links
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- Sliced mozzarella cheese, optional
- 1. In a Dutch oven, cook sausage, onion and green pepper until the sausage is browned and the vegetables are tender; drain. Add the remaining sauce ingredients; bring to a boil. cover and simmer.
- 2. Meanwhile, in a bowl, combine the first 8 meatball ingredients; crumble beef and sausage over mixture and mix well. Shape into 1 in. balls. Brown in oil; drain. Add to the sauce; cover and simmer for 2 hours. Serve on rolls. Top with cheese if desired. Yield: 10-12 servings.
1 serving (1 each) equals 402 calories, 17 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 77 mg cholesterol, 913 mg sodium, 40 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 21 g protein.
Full-Bodied Red Wine
Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah.