Meatballs for Subs or Pasta

For the meatballs, You will need:

  • 1lb hamburger (93% lean is the leanest you can get, but you can use 80% too)
  • 1 egg
  • About a half cup bread crumbs (baking aisle)
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup cheap store brand canned tomato sauce (veggie aisle or canned tomatoes aisle
  • Salt, pepper and a little Lowry’s Garlic Salt
  • Pam cooking spray (store brand is fine)

For the sauce, you will need:

  • 1 can Hunts Spaghetti Sauce – I like 4 cheese the best.  This is a good, inexpensive sauce you can buy for about $1 to $1.50 a can

And here you go….

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees
  2. Spray a cookie sheet with Pam
  3. Combine the meatball ingredients with your hands, and mush it around good.   You want it to be dry & sticky enough to be able to form small balls – if it’s too wet and falls apart, add a little more bread crumbs
  4. Make the balls – take a pinch of meat mixture and roll into a ball between your palms until it’s fairly solid (you’ve seen the size I like, perfect for sandwiches) and then place each ball on the cookie sheet
  5. Put them in the oven and set the timer for 15 minutes.
  6. Open the Hunts and pour it into a sauce pan – you can add a little seasoning if you like, and warm it on medium
  7. To check the meatballs, cut one open.  If the meat is brown and no longer pink, they are done.

Add the cooked meatballs to the sauce, and you are done!  You can put them over past or of course, make a sub by putting an open sub roll on a cookie sheet or pan, putting some mozzarella and garlic salt on it, and broiling it till it’s bubbly.

You can also freeze the meatballs (use a freezer bag) but be aware that you may have to add a little fresh sauce to them.  Freezing can remove a bit of moisture from foods.

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