I asked readers to tell me what they thought would be a good Father’s Day dinner. I got several really good ideas, but Rusty Hammer suggested a meatball sandwich – and my husband concurred! So I went with that theme and added a couple of surprises and this is what we ended up with! What do you think?
What you need:
- ½ pound ground beef
- ½ pound bulk hot Italian sausage
- 5 slices of chopped, raw bacon
- 1 egg
- ¼ cup panko bread crumbs (regular will also work)
- 2 cans fire roasted tomatoes with garlic
- 4 Hoagie rolls
- 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
How to Do it:
Cook the bacon until its crisp, reserving the fat in the pan. Mix well with the beef, sausage, bread crumbs and egg.
Form the meat into 12 meat balls, about 1 ½ inch thick. Brown them in the bacon fat, turning once.
Add the tomatoes and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer about 15 minutes, until the liquid has been reduced to a thick sauce.
Lightly toast the inside of the buns in the oven.
Place 3 meatballs and 2 or 3 spoonfuls of sauce onto each sandwich bun. Top with ¼ cup of cheese
and broil until the cheese is bubbly and beginning to brown.
Allow to cool a couple of minutes and enjoy!
Happy Father’s Day!
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