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Meatball Hoagie Buffet

(1 Votes)
SERVES
8
COOK TIME
30 Min

It's easy to take the ho-hum out of the game-time menu. How? Serve up a batch of meatballs, fresh hoagie rolls, and this choice of Italian- and German-style sauces...and let 'em choose their favorite flavors.

What You'll Need:
  • 4 pounds ground beef
  • 2 (2.8-ounce) cans French-fried onions, coarsely crushed
  • 1 cup Italian-flavored bread crumbs
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 (18-ounce) jar beef gravy
  • 1 tablespoon prepared white horseradish, drained
  • 1 (26-ounce) jar spaghetti sauce
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 8 hoagie rolls, split
What To Do:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
     
  2. In a large bowl, combine the ground beef, French-fried onions, bread crumbs, eggs, salt, and pepper; mix well. Shape into 24 meatballs and place on a large rimmed baking sheet.
     
  3. Bake 18 to 20 minutes, or until cooked through.
     
  4. Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan, combine the gravy and horseradish over low heat. In another medium saucepan, combine the spaghetti sauce and Parmesan cheese over low heat. Simmer each 5 minutes, or until heated through, stirring occasionally.
     
  5. Place 3 meatballs on each hoagie roll and serve with bowls of each sauce for topping the sandwiches.
     
Notes

What I like about these hoagies is that everyone gets to choose the sauce they like best. When I top mine with the gravy, I like to add some additional French-fried onions for extra flavor and crunch. When using the spaghetti sauce for topping, I sprinkle on some additional Parmesan cheese.

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Sounds yummy ... but the price of these ingredients in the store would require me to take out a loan at the bank. 4 pounds of ground beef, alone, is $15-20 ... and 2 cans of FF onions is $5 or more. Yipes.

If you buy the family size pkg of hamburger you should be able to get it for no more than $3.29 lb. Until the end of the month, Subway is running a special on 6" meatball subs for $2 each. You would be money ahead to just buy a sack full of subs for the New Years games. Any other time, if you're going to serve hot (beef) sandwiches for a get together, good luck doing it for less than $5 a person. Guess you could always through a pork roast in the crock pot and have barbecue pulled pork sandwiches. It's never cheap playing host

Sorry - meant to say 'throw' a pork roast in the crock pot.

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