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Meatball Lover's Sandwich

 Meatball Lover's Sandwich
Meet the Cook: You'll find that these hearty sandwiches will satisfy even the healthiest appetites. My husband and our three children love them! I like the fact that the recipe makes a big batch of meatballs with tangy sauce. -Kelly Gerhardt, Council Bluffs, Iowa
8 ServingsPrep: 45 min. Bake: 15 min.

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 2 cups soft bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 pounds ground turkey or beef
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  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 2/3 cup chili sauce
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons prepared mustard
  • 2 teaspoons celery seed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 8 hoagie buns or submarine rolls, split
  • 1 large onion, sliced

Directions

  • In a bowl, beat eggs and milk. Stir in bread crumbs, chopped onion
  • and salt. Add beef; mix well. Shape into 1-in. balls. Place
  • meatballs on a greased rack in a shallow baking pan. Bake,
  • uncovered, at 375° for 15-20 minutes or until meat is no longer

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Meatball Lover's Sandwich (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • pink; drain.
  • In a saucepan, saute garlic in butter. Add ketchup, chili sauce,
  • brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, celery seed, salt and
  • hot pepper sauce. Bring to a boil; add meatballs. Reduce heat; cover
  • and simmer for 20 minutes or until heated through, stirring
  • occasionally.
  • Carefully hollow out buns, leaving a 1/2-in. shell. Spoon meatball
  • mixture into buns; top with sliced onion. Yield: 8 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 587 calories, 21 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 131 mg cholesterol, 1,828 mg sodium, 66 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 34 g protein.