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Man Fare: Meatball Subs!

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What meat-eating man wouldn't like a broiled cheese-melty, sauce dripping two hander meatball sandwich? The best part is that the described man can make it himself!  Enjoy!
 
 
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Step 1: Ingredients

Sauce**
3 cans of crushed tomatoes
2 cloves of garlic minced
1 tsp of dried basil (fresh is better but too pricey for me).
 1 tbsp oil
1 tsp of dried oregano
1 tbsp onion powder
1 tsp salt

**You could just buy spaghetti sauce but it's not the same for me. Plus there's no HFCS sneaking into your food.

Meatballs*
1 lb lean ground beef
1 egg
1/4 c Italian style breadcrumbs
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp salt

*Should make 12 - 18 meatballs depending on size. Mine are the size of a ping pong ball.

Lots of mozzarella cheese!
1 baguette or 2 depends on how many you're feeding. 

Step 2: Sauce Was A Breeze To Make.....

Using a dutch oven pot, on medium heat, add oil, sauté the garlic for about 30 seconds. Be careful, do not let the garlic burn or turn too brown because they will become bitter. Lower the heat if they start to turn brown too fast. Add the 3 cans of tomato sauce, basil, oregano and salt. Let it simmer on medium low. If it starts to bubble and splatter, lower the heat, it should be a gentle bubbling.
DIMyself751 year ago
I'm someone who has a hard time cooking and i think even I could follow these instructions, thank you
zurichko (author)  DIMyself751 year ago
Thanks for the nice reply! I used to write instruction manuals at my old job so I take writing instructions very seriously, even with the quirky remarks.
l8nite3 years ago
my daughter invited me over for meatball sandwichs one evening, her husband is a pretty good cook so I was expecting something like what you made, unfortunately it was my daughter doing the "cooking".. a bag of frozen meatballs heated in a canned sauce in the crockpot.. at least this atempt of hers was edible.....
zurichko (author)  l8nite3 years ago
It's the thought that counts right? :)
Screamo3 years ago
hoooooollllyyyy friiiikkiinnggg crap i would beyour eternal SLAVE for that tasty looking sub.
zurichko (author)  Screamo3 years ago
Slavery was abolished some time ago...but they're pretty easy to make. Thanks for the compliments. Try it.
thepelton4 years ago
I concur.
That's sexist! Women love meatball subs too!
zurichko (author)  AngryRedhead4 years ago
No need to get huffy, it's a freaking sandwich. I'm the woman who made them and yes I love meatball subs too. I'm trying to teach those who can't cook (like my husband) through simple instructions. I'm not trying to make a statement.
I'm all for meatball subs and people learning to cook, but it still stands that women love meatball subs, too. Why limit your audience to men only? ;-)

All this talk of food has got me hungry...
zurichko (author)  AngryRedhead4 years ago
Come over, I'm making spicy chicken tostadas. No boys allowed - LOL.
jeff-o4 years ago
This is making me hungry!
Looks good.