Meatball Sandwiches

The other day, I made really simple and easy-to-make meatballs. I make a few different kinds of meatballs depending on how I feel and how much work I want to do. Sometimes I stuff meatballs with cheese. Sometimes I throw minced onion and garlic into the mix. This time however, I just mixed in some garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and dried italian seasoning into a pound of ground beef. Whenever I am making meatballs, I mix in a couple of eggs then add breadcrumbs as needed until the mixture is sticky, not wet. Of course you could pan fry your meatballs but consider putting them in a 325 degree oven on a baking sheet for 20 minutes or so.

Most of the time, I actually prefer the dark brown, evenly crisp exterior of baked meatballs to the extra crispy pan-fried meatballs. Also, I don’t have to babysit the meatballs the whole cooking time and I’m putting them in sauce before serving anyways. So I made a shit-ton of meatballs for spaghetti and leftovers. I considered doing a different pasta dish with the leftovers but then settled upon sandwiches. I just picked up a couple rolls from a local deli, cut them, and scooped out some of the bread on the top to create a nice pocket for the mozzarella. I also put some mozzarella on the bottom piece and put them both in the toaster oven until the cheese melted. Then I just scooped on the meatballs that had been simmering in some sauce and that’s it. I’m getting really hungry just looking at this picture again, those sandwiches were so good.