Mozzarella Stuffed Meatball Hoagies
  • Servings: 4 - 6
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 egg
  • 2 Tablespoons milk
  • 1 Tablespoon Tabasco Hot Sauce
  • 1/2 Cup Italian Seasoned Bread Crumbs
  • 1/2 Cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 12-15 1 inch mozzarella balls (marinated in olive oil)
  • 1 26oz jar favorite pasta sauce, or homemade sauce
  • 4-6 Garlic Ciabatta Rolls, or other rolls of choice, cut in half
  • 4 sliced provolone cheese, each cut into halves
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Place beef, egg, milk, hot sauce, bread crumbs, parmesan, salt, pepper, oregano and basil in a large bowl.
  3. With hands or large spoon, mix until well combined.
  4. Scoop about 1/4 Cup meat mixture in hands; press 1 mozzarella ball into middle of meat and form a ball around the cheese.
  5. Do this until all meat and cheese is used up; makes about 12-15 large meatballs.
  6. Place all meatballs into a 9x13 inch baking dish that has 1/4 Cup olive oil spread into bottom. Bake for 20 minutes; flip all meatballs. Bake for an additional 15-20 minutes or until meatballs are cooked through.
  7. Place pasta sauce into a large pot. Place cooked meatballs in sauce. Simmer on low heat.
  8. Place 1/2 slice of provolone onto the cut sides of rolls.
  9. Place onto tin foil or baking sheet and broil in oven for 1-2 minutes or until rolls are toasted and cheese is melted.
  10. Place 3-4 meatballs onto bottom halves of toasted rolls.
  11. Spoon pasta sauce over meatballs and sprinkle with parmesan cheese.
  12. Close with top roll and serve warm.
Mozzarella Stuffed Meatball Hoagies (my own recipe)