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I am constantly amazed at how animated and talkative people get when you mention food. The mere aroma of certain foods can evoke memories that transport us back to a special place and time. Food can bridge the gap between all ages, races and ethnicities.
Let's face it, the only thing that should ever come between people is a table and some serving bowls.

Monday, May 21, 2007

Bert and Angie's Meatball Subs


We use to have this little Mom and Pop store called Bert’s at the corner of our street. Bert and his wife Angie use to offer Meatball subs every Tuesday and Saturday. The store smelled great on those days because Angie would be cooking her sauce and meatballs in the kitchen in back of the store. Once a week my parents and I would get one. They were so big all you needed was one to feed the three of us. Angie would use a whole loaf of Italian bread, eight to ten meatballs the size of your fist, sauce and lots of mozzarella cheese all for only $1.49 sure it was the late 70’s but look at all the food you got for your money. Bert’s went out of business years ago but every now and then we just crave one of those meatball subs.

1 lb. ground chuck
1 cup Parmesan cheese
1/4 teaspoon of Garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon of oregano
1/4 teaspoon of basil
Salt and pepper to taste
1/2 cup seasoned bread crumbs
16oz of your favorite jarred sauce or homemade if you’ve got it
1 Loaf of Italian bread, rolls or what ever bread you like
Mozzarella, shredded or sliced
Parmesan cheese for sprinkling on sub

Mix ground beef, cheese, bread crumbs, adding salt, pepper, garlic powder, oregano and basil, roll into good size meatballs.
Meanwhile put sauce in large pot. When hot, add meatballs to pot of sauce, simmer about 30 minutes.
put meatbals and sauce on your bread of choice, sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and cover with mozzarella.

4 comments:

retrofood said...

oh my! You have just thrown me back into the deli of my childhood. I can smell it now! AGGGGHH the bread here will never measure up and something is just missing. That doesn't mean I won't try just about any meatball sub that has a chance of measuring up.

Chris said...

I haven't had a good meatball sub in so long! They think Subway is the way to go down here...ugh! The
Cravings...the cravings!

Katie B. said...

Yum yum yum! I made this tonight and it was just lovely! I've never made a meatball, much less a meatball sub, your post was just too delicious looking not to try! Thanks!

Julie said...

Thanks retrofood, Chris and Katie b. You really dont see meatball subs like this much anymore.
Katie, I love you Buffalo meat version of this recipe.