Italian Meatball Sandwiches

This is my “go-to” recipe for meatballs! They are easy to throw together and perfect for party appetizers or to make into sandwiches for a crowd. We have them often during the winter because they can simmer all afternoon! It’s great to come home from work to a house that smells of meatballs, onions and garlic! I have to warn you though, this recipe makes a LOT, so be prepared to either share them, or freeze them!

Put the hamburger meat and sausage together in a bowl.

Put bread crumbs, parmesan cheese, milk, onion, garlic, an egg and Italian seasoning over the meat and mix it all together! Form the meat into balls and place on a baking sheet!

Bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes. Once they are done baking, put them in a crock pot with your favorite spaghetti sauce! Everyone in the pool!!

Cover the meatballs with more sauce. A warm and saucy blanket!

Then you have to wait two very long hours while everything gets warm and bubbly.

Next, you toast the bread, shred the cheese!

Assemble and eat!! YUM!

Italian Meatball Sandwiches

1 pkg Jimmy Dean Sausage
1 lb hamburger
3/4 cup bread crumbs
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
1/4 cup milk
2 TBLS Italian Seasoning, halved
1 clove fresh garlic, minced
1 TBLS fresh onion, minced
1 egg
Salt/Pepper to taste

2 large jars Ragu spaghetti sauce (or use your favorite)
Hoagie style buns
Shredded Mozzarella cheese – for topping the sandwiches

Heat oven to 400 degrees

Mix everything together (except Ragu and half the Italian Seasoning). Form into golf ball size meatballs. I used my handy-dandy cookie scoop to make the meatballs evenly sized. Place on an ungreased rectangular baking pan. Bake uncovered for 15 minutes.
While the meatballs are cooking, add one jar of Ragu to the bottom of a crock pot. Sprinkle the rest of the Italian Seasoning on top of the sauce.
When the meatballs come out of the oven, put them all in a crock pot and cover with the other jar of spaghetti sauce.
Heat on high for about two hours and then lower the temp to keep warm until you are ready to serve!
Put the meatballs and sauce on toasted buns and top with shredded mozzarella cheese.


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