Zesty Meatball Sandwiches
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Total Recipe Time: 50 minutes
Makes 4 servings
1 pound Ground Beef
1/2 cup soft bread crumbs
2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 onion, cut into thin strips
1/2 green bell pepper, cut into thin strips
1-1/4 cups prepared spaghetti sauce
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
4 rolls hoagie rolls, split
1/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
|1.||Heat oven to 350°F. Combine Ground Beef, bread crumbs, egg, minced onion, garlic, salt and pepper in large bowl, mixing lightly but thoroughly. Shape into twelve 2-inch meatballs. Place on rack in broiler pan. Bake in 350°F oven 25 to 30 minutes.
|2.||Heat 2 tablespoons water in large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Add onion strips and bell pepper; cook and stir 4 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Add spaghetti sauce, basil and meatballs; heat through, stirring occasionally. Serve in rolls; sprinkle with cheese.
Cook's Tip: Cooking times are for fresh or thoroughly thawed Ground Beef. Ground Beef should be cooked to an internal temperature of 160°F. Color is not a reliable indicator of Ground Beef doneness.
Nutrition information per serving: 526 calories; 23 g fat (8 g saturated fat; 7 g monounsaturated fat); 133 mg cholesterol; 1089 mg sodium; 46 g carbohydrate; 4.0 g fiber; 34 g protein; 7.1 mg niacin; 0.5 mg vitamin B6; 2.3 mcg vitamin B12; 4.8 mg iron; 23.5 mcg selenium; 5.7 mg zinc.
This recipe is an excellent source of protein, niacin, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, iron, selenium and zinc; and a good source of fiber.