Original Grinder

Category

Meatballs: Mix together and form into 1" balls or use your favorite meatball recipe
 1/2 lb. hamburger
 1/2 lb. Italian sausage
 dash of each fennel, Italian seasoning, Lawry's salt, pepper, red pepper flakes, granulated garlic
Sandwich Components
 1 jar of favorite marinara or homemade spaghetti sauce
 4 cups of Mozzarella cheese
 Large crusty French loaf or Italian bread (~2 feet long)

Preparation
1

Brown your favorite meatballs (or substitute Italian sausage) in a pan

2

Add marinara or homemade spaghetti sauce to meatballs

Making the Grinder
3

The key is to hollow out the loaf of bread and fill it sauce, meat and cheese

4

Cut loaf into 4, 6" sandwiches

5

Then take a pairing knife and cut a cap out of one end. Save these cap ends for each sandwich.

6

Using a knife or fork work to hollow out the bread leaving the opposite end in tact. Be careful to leave at least 1/4-1/2" of bread on the interior to provide extra support for the sandwich.

7

Fill each sandwich by layering the marinara, meat and Mozzarella cheese and repeat this process until the sandwich is filled.

8

Use the cap end that has been saved to seal the sandwich.

9

Place on a baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

As I may have mentioned, great game day food paired with your favorite drink and a side salad.

Ingredients

Meatballs: Mix together and form into 1" balls or use your favorite meatball recipe
 1/2 lb. hamburger
 1/2 lb. Italian sausage
 dash of each fennel, Italian seasoning, Lawry's salt, pepper, red pepper flakes, granulated garlic
Sandwich Components
 1 jar of favorite marinara or homemade spaghetti sauce
 4 cups of Mozzarella cheese
 Large crusty French loaf or Italian bread (~2 feet long)

Directions

Preparation
1

Brown your favorite meatballs (or substitute Italian sausage) in a pan

2

Add marinara or homemade spaghetti sauce to meatballs

Making the Grinder
3

The key is to hollow out the loaf of bread and fill it sauce, meat and cheese

4

Cut loaf into 4, 6" sandwiches

5

Then take a pairing knife and cut a cap out of one end. Save these cap ends for each sandwich.

6

Using a knife or fork work to hollow out the bread leaving the opposite end in tact. Be careful to leave at least 1/4-1/2" of bread on the interior to provide extra support for the sandwich.

7

Fill each sandwich by layering the marinara, meat and Mozzarella cheese and repeat this process until the sandwich is filled.

8

Use the cap end that has been saved to seal the sandwich.

9

Place on a baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

Original Grinder