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Meatball Hoagies with Seasoned Fries

 Meatball Hoagies with Seasoned Fries
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
4 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.


  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Layer bun bottoms with lettuce, tomatoes, bacon, meatball mixture and

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Meatball Hoagies with Seasoned Fries (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • cheese; replace tops. Serve with fries. Yield: 4 servings.