March 3, 2007

Meatball Heros

1/2 lb ground turkey
1/2 lb ground sirloin
1/2 onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, diced
1/4 cup egg beaters (in place of 1 egg)
1/2 cup breadcrumbs
1/4 cup parmesan
handful of chopped fresh parsley
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1/2 cup tomato sauce

baguette
1 clove garlic

Mix the first set of ingredients in a bowl. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Coat the bottom of a baking dish with olive oil. Pour tomato sauce over it. Use your hands to form meatballs, about half a handful of the mixture per meatball. Roll the meatballs in the tomato sauce to coat them, and then place them about 1 inch apart on the baking dish. Bake in the oven for about 30 minutes, until the meatballs begin to brown.

Meanwhile, slice the baguette open and cut in half to create two heros. Rub the insides with the garlic clove. Place on a baking sheet and bake in the oven for about 5 minutes until toasted.

When the meatballs are baguettes are done, cut the meatballs in half and place 3-4 halves on each hero. Serves 2.

Save the rest of the meatballs in an airtight container. Or, if you have another baguette, you can cut it in half to create two heros as before. Do not toast, add the extra halved meatballs, wrap each hero in foil, and save in fridge for later. These heros make excellent leftovers because the baguette softens that way.

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