Meatball Hoagies with Seasoned Fries Recipe
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Meatball Hoagies with Seasoned Fries Recipe

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Try this fresh take on a classic combo, and you’ll never stop by a delicatessen again! Apricot preserves and bacon give the sandwich a twist, and celery salt adds a nice surprise to the fries. —Simple & Delicious Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 4 cups frozen steak fries
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon celery salt
  • 1 package (12 ounces) frozen fully cooked Italian meatballs, thawed
  • 2 cups barbecue sauce
  • 1/4 cup apricot preserves
  • 4 hoagie buns, split and toasted
  • 4 large lettuce leaves
  • 3 plum tomatoes, sliced
  • 8 ready-to-serve fully cooked bacon strips, warmed
  • 8 slices provolone cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 hoagie with 1 cup fries equals 1097 calories, 47 g fat (20 g saturated fat), 71 mg cholesterol, 3529 mg sodium, 133 g carbohydrate, 7 g fiber, 40 g protein.


  1. Place steak fries in a single layer in a 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Drizzle with oil; sprinkle with seasonings. Toss to coat. Bake according to package directions.
  2. Meanwhile, place meatballs, barbecue sauce and preserves in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat; cook and stir 6-8 minutes or until heated through.
  3. Layer bun bottoms with lettuce, tomatoes, bacon, meatball mixture and cheese; replace tops. Serve with fries. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Meatball Hoagies with Seasoned Fries in Simple & Delicious April/May 2013, p12

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Reviewed Jul. 30, 2013

"I am a field clerk for a construction company. I fixed this for the guys and got rave reviews. This is a keeper!"

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