Secret Recipes

Sinatra's Meatball Sandwich

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    Meatballs:

  • 4 Eggs
  • 1 cup Water
  • 1-1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Pepper
  • 2 Cloves garlic
  • 1-1/2 lbs Ground beef
  • 1/2 lbs Ground pork
  • 1 cup Grated Italian cheese
  • 2-4 oz pkg. Mozzarella cheese

In a mixing bowl, mix eggs and water together. Add salt, bread crumbs, pepper, and garlic to egg mixture and let stand for five minutes.

Combine beef, pork, and cheese with bread mixture and mix thoroughly. Shape into balls. Fry on both sides in olive oil over medium heat.

    Sauce:

  • 1/4 cup onions, chopped, or to taste
  • 1 tsp crushed, bottled garlic OR 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lbs canned tomatoes, broken up
  • 1 lbs tomato sauce
  • 2 tsp parsley
  • 2-2 1/2 tsp salt, or to taste
  • 1 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp basil
  • 1 lbs ground beef

Cook and stir onion and garlic in olive oil until tender. Stir in tomatoes, tomato sauce, parsley, salt, oregano and basil. Heat to boiling, stirring occasionally, reduce heat and simmer, uncovered 1 to 1-1/2 hours.

When sauce is almost finished simmering, brown ground beef in separate skillet, drain off fat, and stir into sauce.

Simmer another 20 minutes.

Put 4 meatballs in each french bread loaf, add sauce, then cheese on top, dividing ingredients evenly. (PLEASE NOTE: Do not use too much sauce or sandwiches will be soggy.) Wrap each sandwich in foil and bake at 350° F until cheese melts.

Servings:
4