Italian Meatball Sandwich

By on October 23, 2011

meat balls Italian Meatball Sandwich



  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 small green pepper, chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 3 Tbls of extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 Tbls of tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup of red wine
  • 2 15oz.can of tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 1 tsp of dried oregano
  • 6 fresh basil leaves, chopped
  • 1 tsp of sugar
  • 1/2 tsp of salt
  • 1/2 tsp of fresh ground black pepperPREPARATION
  • In a medium size saucepan, saute the onions, green pepper and garlic in the olive oil for 2 minutes.
  • Stir in the tomato paste and wine and cook for another 2 minutes.
  • Stir in the tomato sauce and water and add the oregano, basil, sugar, salt and pepper.
  • Cover and cook the gravy for at least 2 to 3 hours.Meatballs


  • 1 pound of ground beef
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 cups of grated Romano cheese
  • 1 cup of flat leaf Italian parsley, chopped
  • 1/2 cup of seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp of salt
  • 1 tsp of fresh ground black pepper
  • 4 Tbls of extra virgin olive oilPREPARATION
  • In a large bowl, thoroughly combine all the ingredients above except for the olive oil.
  • Using your hands, roll the meat into meatballs.
  • Heat the olive oil in a large frying pan.
  • Fry the meatball for about 3 minutes on each side. Until meatballs are golden brown.
  • Add the fried meatballs to the gravy..Makes around 12 meatballs

    Sandwich Assembly


  • 1 yellow onion, sliced
  • 1 green pepper, sliced
  • 3 Tbls of extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 Tbls of butter, softened
  • 2 cloves of garlic, crushed
  • 1 tsp of dried oregano
  • 1/4 cup of fresh grated Parmesan cheese
  • 8 slices of provolone cheesePREPARATION
  • In a medium size frying pan, saute the onions and peppers in the olive oil until tender.
  • Drain the onions and peppers on a paper towel.
  • Blend together the butter and garlic.
  • Slice open the dinner rolls and spread the butter garlic mixture on the bread.
  • Sprinkle with oregano and Parmesan cheese.
  • Place the rolls on a baking sheet and broil until the bread is lightly toasted. Watch the bread closely so it doesn’t burn.
  • Plate the rolls and top with 2 slices of provolone.
  • Add 3 meatballs, a little gravy and the onions and peppers and your meatball sandwichis ready to eat.

    Serves 4 people