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Meatball Sandwiches

We tried some meatball sandwiches that I found at All Recipes last night. I of course, made a few changes to add in a few more vegetables and to make it my own. They were amazing! Here is what I did:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 batch of the pizza/ marinara sauce
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 1 large onion
  •  1 lb ground beef
  • 3/4 cup of italian bread crumbs
  • 2 tsp italian seasoning
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 2 tsp dried parsley
  • 2 tbsp grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1 french baguette
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 4 slices of swiss cheese
  • salt to taste
Directions:
  • Preheat oven to 350 F
  • put half onion into food processor and pulse until almost liquid
  • In bowl mix processed onion, bread crumbs, beef, egg, parmesan cheese, seasoning, 1/3 cup of the sauce and garlic together by hand.
  • Form into 25-35 meatballs and place on pan
  • Bake for about 15-20 minutes
Meanwhile:
  • Slice remaining onion and the green pepper into strips and keep marinara sauce hot  on the stove
  • Put into skillet with the olive oil over medium heat and saute until soft (then crispy if you like it that way)
  • Cut baguette half lengthwise and then into 4 buns
  • Transfer cooked meatballs onto the banquettes, spoon some sauce over them and top with cooked onions, peppers and a slice of cheese
  • place back into oven until cheese has melted and bread is slightly toasted
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Fiery Pork Skewers

Here is a perfect spring or summer time recipe for outdoor grilling! I found a similar recipe to this on Allrecipes.com, but I made a few tweaks to make it my own. As a note you may have some extra sauce left over, or if you are like me… you can double the sauce to make it extra flavorful. You can even add some on top of the rice! This serves 4-6 people.

Ingredients:

–       4 tablespoons teriyaki sauce

–       2 tablespoon red wine vinegar

–       2 tablespoon vegetable oil

–       2 teaspoon brown sugar

–       1 teaspoon red pepper flakes

–       ¾ lb pork tenderloin, cut into 1 inch cubes (any pork can work)

–       1 red pepper

–       1 green pepper

–       ½ onion

–       1 cup of brown rice

Directions:

–       Marinade pork in half the mixture for at least 30 minutes

–       Follow directions to cook rice

–        Preheat grill on high heat and oil lightly

–       Place pork, onions and peppers on wooden or metal skewers; brush with the sauce; cook 10-12 minutes on grill while brushing every once in a while

–     Serve over rice

Let me know what you think! Hope you enjoy.

Note: You can also double the recipe and before grilling, place half of the skewers in the freezer. Then when you are ready to serve again, just take them out of the freezer in the morning, make a little extra sauce and place on the grill!

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