Mini Meatball Recipes Pt.2

November 16, 2009

Hey Frozen-Foodies!
Today we continue on our month long dedication to mini meatballs.
For the recipe to make your own mini meatballs click here.
Then considering using them in the following recipes!

Meatball Subs

I know what you're thinking...who needs a recipe for meatball subs?
You do, because what makes these meatball subs different from all others is the amazing cheesy spread that goes on your subs which makes them absolutely DIVINE!

1 lb frozen meatballs, Italian style
1 loaf bakery Italian bread
1/2 (28 ounce) jar spaghetti sauce
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

Spread Recipe
1/2 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 tablespoon italian seasoning
1/2 dash garlic powder

- In a large pot combine frozen meatballs and spaghetti sauce.
- Heat over medium until meatballs are heated throughout.
- Meanwhile, mix together cream cheese, mayonnaise, Italian seasoning, pepper, and garlic powder and set aside.
- Slice Italian style bread loaves horizontally with serrated bread knife.
- Cut loaves into three- or four-inch sections to make small sandwiches.
- Spread cream cheese mixture on insides of each sandwiche's tops and bottoms.
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- When meatballs are heated, spoon onto sandwiches and top with shredded mozzarella cheese.
- Put sandwich tops on and place on a foil-lined baking sheet.
- Bake about 10-15 minutes or until cheese is melted.

**You can always substitute low fat cream cheese and low fat mayo to make this a healtheir dish. The taste is not too different and may not even be noticable.

***Recipe can easily be doubled if needed.

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French Onion Meatballs

1 lb. frozen meatballs
1 (12 ounce) jar savory beef gravy
1 (1 ounce) package dry onion soup mix
1 tablespoon dry sherry ( substitution necessary if ommitting)

- Put meatballs in a slow cooker.
- Mix together the gravy, soup mix, and sherry.
- Pour over meatballs and mix slightly.
- Cover and cook on low setting for 3 1/2 to 4 1/2 hours.

- Serve over egg noodles or along side mashed potatoes.


The Garden of Egan November 16, 2009  

Thank you and YUM!
With the holidays coming and all the parties it will be fun to have these on hand.
I make an appetizer with a crockpot full of meatballs, 1 jar of grape jam and 1 jar of chili sauce. Let that cook for several hours and mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

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