- 1 pound ground beef (I use the leanest I can get)
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup Italian breadcrumbs
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper (I like them spicy)
- 1 can crushed tomatoes
- 2 tbsp basil
- 1 tsp oregano
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 4 sub rolls
- fresh Parmesan
- 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Mix first five ingredients with hands. Making sure it is thoroughly mixed. Use a baking sheet or a muffin tin and spray with cooking spray. Form meatballs what ever size you prefer. I make mine smaller for subs and they cook quicker as well. Place on baking sheet or each meatball in a muffin cup. Bake for 15-20 minutes until browned.
While baking, make a quick marinara. Ina dutch oven or saucepan, heat olive oil and add garlic, oregano and basil. Saute for a couple of minutes. Add tomatoes and bring to a simmer for o 10 minutes. Set to low and simmer, the longer it cooks..they better it will taste.
Mix meatballs with sauce and add into some really good sub rolls. (Hint: we love to go and buy Jimmy John’s day old rolls for $.50!!!)
Add some mozzarella and fresh parm and put under the broiler for a minute. Manga!