Meatball Sandwich Question

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  1. azfoodie

    azfoodie

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    I make a mean meatball sandwich.  I make the meatballs using hot Italian sausage, and either beef or veal.  Add some spices, Parmesan, and bake till done.  Then cook in a spicy tomato sauce.  Split open a long French baguette.  Add meatballs, more Parm, and mozzarella and bake till the cheese is bubbly.

    My question - has anyone made a sandwich using a different sauce other than tomato based?  Any suggestions and/or recipes would be much appreciated.  Thank you much!
     
  2. berndy

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    I have used left-over gravy from a pot roast and turkey gravy during the holidays on my Sandwiches.

    And then there comes a time when I don't use any sauce at all and only top the meatballs with lots of well sauted onions.

    You can also use charred bell peppers and ( great with addtional anchovies  )
    Try to use grilled eggplant  slices marinated in balsamic vinegar to be different (Make sure you have  lots of chopped garlic in your marinade )

    Once in a hurrry and really lazy , a 1000 island dressing tasted fine too.

    Just about anything goes at my house.
     
  3. phatch

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    Local Vietnamese place makes a 'xui mai' banh mi in a semi sweet garlic chile sauce. It's awesome.
     
  4. koukouvagia

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    I don't often choose tomato based sauces, I prefer making a mushroom sauce.  But one way to make your sandwich better is to make your baguette into garlic bread first, then use it as sandwich bread. 
     
  5. chefbillyb

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    Why mess with perfection ?????????



    Take  a look at the meatball shop in NYC, its a restaurant that does a great job with serving meatballs in a lot of different ways. To me there is nothing like a crusty bread, stuffed with homemade well seasoned meatballs and topped with Mozzarella cheese. Italian Sausage and peppers would also work for me.......................the best..................ChefBillyB
     
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  7. azfoodie

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    @chefBillyB - great picture!  I prefer tomato sauce too, but I have a friend who doesn't particularly care for tomato sauce.  Hence the search for an alternative.  Thx for replying.
     
  8. azfoodie

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    Thank you phatch.
     
  9. zojison

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    I usually use tomato sauce too, prepared in a few different ways.I have however tried at some point a meatball sandwich with cheese dip instead of the classic tomato sauce, and it tasted pretty good.
     
  10. rbandu

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    If you make your meatballs with a portion of italian sausage, why not just make *shudder* an american sausage gravy?  You could make it rich or thin, depending on your taste and it leaves a lot of room for expression.  Maybe start with a bechamel, use some sausage grease in place of the butter for a roux, add some roasted garlic, maybe toss in some niblits.  This is all theoretical, I don't know what your meatballs taste like.  I'm just thinking "Italian Sauage Meatball Sammiches with Roasted Garlic Cream Sauce" would be something I'd need to order at least once.  Maybe 2 or 3 times, just to make sure I loved them.
     
  11. petalsandcoco

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    I might tuck those meatballs (veal , turkey ) between a hot baguette , top it off  with fried mushrooms ,  gruyere/ white wine sauce , garnish with chopped parsley, and a dash of paprika.

    Did someone say "Fleur du Cap" with that ? I thought I heard correctly ....../img/vbsmilies/smilies/biggrin.gif

    Petals.