One of the many things that I love about cooking and sharing food is how quickly recipes ideas come to mind. Well, this is one of those recipes that came to me on may way home from work. Sandwiches, awesome and dee-lishous meats,cheeses and veggies, all together in between 2 slices of toasty and airy bread. Did I get your attention? This is a take on meatball Parm sandwiches, sweet tasting meatballs, smothered in a nice tomato and basil sauce, sprinkled with some red pepper flakes and melted fresh organic mozzarella cheese. This was an “Outta Bounds sandwich” that the family and I enjoyed very much!
- 1 LB of ground beef (90%lean-10%fat)
- 1/2 cup of Parmesan cheese.
- 1 egg.
- 1/4 cup of breadcrumbs (I used italian)
- 1/4 Tsp of salt.
- 1/4 cup of water.
- 1/4 Tsp of fresh cracked pepper.
- Dash of pepper flakes.
In a large bowl combine the ground meat and all ingredients and mix until all ingredients are well incorporated. Make the meatball about the size of golf ball ( it should yield about 8-10 meatballs) and set aside.
For this particular recipe I used a wonderful combination of jarred sauce and fresh tomato puree. Combine one jar of tomato sauce (your preference) and one can of tomato puree. bring sauce to a simmer and add 1-2 fresh crushed garlic, salt and pepper to taste, and 5-6 basil leaves. once sauce start to bubble, add the meatballs and continue to simmer till meatballs are fully cooked (about 35 minutes). Put sandwich together and enjoy with a nice glass of wine.