Try this down-sized version of the traditional meatball sub – great for a fun dinner or an appetizer party.
20 min.prep time
45 min.total time
1 pound lean ground beef
1/2 cup Italian breadcrumbs
1 teaspoon fennel seed
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh garlic
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 cups marinara pasta sauce
12 dinner rolls, split in half
Heat oven to 450°F. Combine all meatball ingredients in large bowl; mix well. Shape mixture into 12 equal balls.
Place meatballs onto greased 15x10x1-inch jelly-roll pan. Bake for 13 to 15 minutes or until inside is no longer pink.
Meanwhile, place marinara sauce in 2-quart saucepan; cook over medium-low heat until heated through (10 to 12 minutes). Add cooked meatballs; continue cooking to coat meatballs in sauce and blend flavors (5 to 10 minutes).
Meanwhile, place rolls, cut-sides up, onto baking pan. Place 2 cheese quarters onto each half of roll. Bake for 3 to 4 minutes or until bread edges are slightly browned and cheese has softened.
meatball onto each bottom half of roll; top with 1 tablespoon
sauce and top half of roll. Place toothpick through top to secure.
To enhance the flavor of the meatballs and sauce, continue cooking them over low heat an additional 30 minutes.
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