Saturday, January 29, 2011

It's cookin thyme... Big Game Meatball Hoagies

 This is an easy SLOW COOKER recipe (fix it and leave it)!
 You'll need: (for meatballs)
    2 & 1/2 lbs ground beef (or turkey)                  2 eggs, beaten      
    2 & 1/4 cups Seasoned Bread Crumbs             1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese      
    1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley                           4 cloves minced garlic
    1 large onion, chopped                                      1/4 cup milk

 * In a large bowl, mix all ingredients and shape mixture into approx. 32 meatballs

    You'll need: (for sauce)
       2 (26 oz) jars marinara sauce                      1(28 oz) can crushed tomatoes  
       1(28 oz) tomato puree                                 4T sugar           
       1tsp oregano                                                1tsp sweet basil                
       2tsp garlic powder

              * In slow cooker, mix the tomato products and stir in the spices & sugar,
                 put the meatballs into the sauce, make sure they are covered.
                 Cook on Low for 6 - 8 hours.
 Serve with: Italian Rolls (of your choice), parmesan cheese for topping, hot peppers etc.
                                       (makes approx. 16 sandwiches)

                             * Can also be used with your favorite pasta
                                              ENJOY THE GAME!!
                               Check back next week for Valentine Recipes...