Meat lovers Meatball Sandwich

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!


Serves 4

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2 Responses to Meat lovers Meatball Sandwich

  1. Shirley Wood says:

    I just put meatball hoagies on the menu! Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday.

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