Cheesy Homemade Meatball Subs

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These Homemade Meatball Subs are a cheesy delight!

Cheesy Homemade Meatball Subs
Makes 4 servings
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  1. 1 tablespoon olive oil
  2. ½ onion, thinly sliced
  3. ½ green bell pepper, thinly sliced
  4. 1 (26-ounce) jar tomato-basil pasta sauce
  5. 12 frozen Make-Ahead Meatballs (recipe follows)
  6. ½ cup water
  7. 1 (16-ounce) loaf French bread, cut into fourths
  8. 1 (8-ounce) package shredded mozzarella cheese
  1. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion and bell pepper; cook, stirring frequently, for 6 minutes. Add pasta sauce, Make-Ahead Meatballs, and ½ cup water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for 20 minutes.
  2. Preheat broiler. Line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil. Split bread pieces lengthwise, being careful not to cut all the way through. Spoon 3 meatballs and sauce into each bread piece. Top with cheese. Place on prepared pan.
  3. Broil 4 to 5 minutes or until cheese is melted. Serve immediately.
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Make-Ahead Meatballs
Makes about 30 meatballs
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  1. 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  2. 1 cup finely chopped onion
  3. 3 pounds ground chuck
  4. 2 cups panko (Japanese bread crumbs)
  5. 2 tablespoons dried parsley flakes
  6. 2 teaspoons dried Italian seasoning
  7. 2 teaspoons garlic salt
  8. 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  9. 3 large eggs, lightly beaten
  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil. Place a cooling rack on baking sheet; spray rack with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a small skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion, and cook for 6 minutes or until tender. Let cool for 15 minutes.
  3. In a large bowl, combine ground chuck, cooked onion, bread crumbs, and next 4 ingredients. Add eggs, stirring to combine. Shape mixture into 2-inch balls; place on prepared rack in pan.
  4. Bake for 25 minutes or until cooked through. Let cool completely, then freeze in heavy-duty resealable plastic bags for up to 1 month.
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