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“There is some prep time involved, but they are always a big hit.”
1hr 35mins
1 batch

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 3 lbs lean ground beef
  • 1 ounce tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon Italian spices (parsley, basil, rosemary, oregano)
  • salt and pepper
  • garlic, to taste
  • 34 cup Italian seasoned breadcrumbs (more or less)
  • 1 egg
  • 5 (11 ounce) cans pizza sauce (adjust seasonings to taste)
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese, Shredded
  • 12 hoagie rolls (don't skimp on the rolls!)


  1. In a large bowl, beat the egg and add the ground beef, seasonings, tomato paste and some bread crumbs.
  2. Mix all ingredients together. Add more seasonings and bread crumbs if needed.
  3. Form meatballs and place them in a large saucepan. Don't make them too big, you want 4 each to fint into the roll.
  4. Cook the meatballs slowly, turning frequently so they brown evenly.
  5. While the meatballs cook, pour the tomato sauce or pizza sauce into a crock pot or other large pot. Use enough sauce to cover the meatballs, no exact amount is necessary. Begin heating the sauce.
  6. When the meatballs are done, place them in the sauce.
  7. After the sauce is hot, serve on rolls make a slit end to end on the top of each roll careful not to go too deep. With both hands use 4 fingers to open a cavity in the roll. Place 4 meatballs in each roll, top with sauce and shredded mozzarella and place under the broiler just until cheese is melted.

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