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Ciabatta bread meatball subs

With below zero temperatures lately, all I’ve wanted is some serious comfort food. I’ve made this a couple times recently and it has really hit the spot.

It’s adapted from that neat little packet that comes in the Food Network Magazine – 50 Cranberry Recipes, 50 Bacon Recipes, etc. – this one was 50 Party Sub Recipes.

Ingredients:

  • 2 loaves ciabatta bread
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese, plus more for sprinkling
  • 2 tsp dried parsley
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 (16 oz) jar marinara sauce
  • 1/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

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Spicy meatballs

The fiance would be perfectly content if I made spaghetti and meatballs every single night – so long as the meatballs are homemade, of course.

These meatballs are adapted from AllRecipes.com here. You can also checkout meatballs with beer in them here.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 pound lean ground beef
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • pinch of black pepper
  • 1/4 small yellow onion, diced
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp dried basil
  • generous dash of red pepper flakes
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • dash hot pepper sauce
  • 2 1/2 tbsp milk
  • 2 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup seasoned breadcrumbs

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Beer-braised meatballs

I haven’t had much time for cooking lately, but I made my fiance’s favorite tonight: spaghetti and meatballs. This meatball recipe was adapted slightly from Cooking with Beer, a cookbook that just came out this year.

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 3/4 cup Italian-seasoned breadcrumbs
  • 3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup diced onion
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • salt and pepper
  • butter or cooking spray for greasing
  • 1 (12 oz) bottle light beer
  • 1 (15 oz) can tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste

You only need one beer – the second one pictured here was just for me.

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