Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 4 cloves chopped garlic

  2. 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes

  3. 1/4 cup olive oil

  4. 2 (16-ounce) cans whole peeled Roma tomatoes

  5. 1/2 cup red wine

  6. 1 tablespoon sugar

  7. 1 pound ground beef

  8. 2 eggs

  9. 1/4 cup grated Parmesan

  10. 1 tablespoon dried thyme

  11. 1 tablespoon dried oregano

  12. 1/4 pound unsalted butter

  13. 2 tablespoons garlic powder

  14. 2 tablespoons chopped garlic

  15. Salt and freshly ground black pepper

  16. 2 loaves Italian bread

  17. 1 pound cooked spaghetti

  18. Sauce

  19. Meatballs

  20. 8 basil leaves

  21. 1 cup shaved Parmesan cheese

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Saute garlic and red pepper flakes in the olive oil at low heat until the garlic is translucent. Add tomatoes , red wine and sugar. Let simmer at low heat.

  2. Mix all ingredients very well in a stainless bowl. Hand roll meatballs into 1-ounce balls and place directly into the hot tomato sauce . Let sauce and meatballs simmer for 2 hours. Remove meatballs from the sauce and reserve on the side.

  3. In a small saucepan , combine butter, garlic powder, chopped garlic and salt and pepper. Heat until butter is melted. Slice Italian bread lengthwise and remove any excess dough. Brush butter mixture evenly all over both sides of Italian bread. Alternate layers of spaghetti, sauce and meatballs throughout the bread. Top with basil leaves and Parmesan and close the sandwich. Grill the sandwich for 3 minutes on each side on either a griddle or a panini press. Slice the sandwich into whatever size portion you like.


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