Meatball Sandwiches

Meatball Sandwiches Recipe
Photo: Leigh Beisch
Prep: 20 minutes; Cook: 16 minutes

Yield:

Makes 4 servings (serving size: 1 sandwich)

Nutritional Information

Calories 417
Fat 13 g
Satfat 6 g
Monofat 3 g
Polyfat 2 g
Protein 34 g
Carbohydrate 41 g
Fiber 4 g
Cholesterol 68 mg
Iron 3 mg
Sodium 849 mg
Calcium 226 mg

Ingredients

1 pound ground sirloin
2 tablespoons seasoned breadcrumbs
1 3/4 cups tomato-and-basil pasta sauce (such as Classico), divided
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup finely chopped green bell pepper
1/2 cup thinly sliced onion
4 (6-inch) hoagie or French bread rolls, toasted if desired
1/2 cup preshredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil (optional)

Preparation

1. Combine sirloin, breadcrumbs, 1/4 cup sauce, and salt in a bowl; shape mixture into 12 (1-inch) meatballs.

2. Heat a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat. Add meatballs; cook 6 minutes, browning on all sides. Drain well. Wipe pan with a paper towel.

3. Return meatballs to the pan over medium-high heat. Add green bell pepper and onion; cook 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.

4. Add 1 1/2 cups sauce; cover, reduce heat, and simmer 8 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Spoon meatball mixture into rolls; top with mozzarella cheese and, if desired, basil. Let stand 1 minute before serving to melt cheese.

Note: Nutritional analysis includes Sugars 5g.

January 2005
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