OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – Everyone will love these easy-to-make meatballs subs. The whole thing comes together quickly, with frozen meatballs, French bread sliced into sandwich rolls and a quick marinara sauce. Makes for a good, quick lunch or dinner!

Ingredients:

  • 1 bag frozen Italian-style meatballs
  • 2 French bread loaves, cut into thirds
  • 9 slices mozzarella cheese
  • 2 tbsp Hiland butter, melted
  • 1 cup Scissortail Farms basil leaves
  • 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1/4 tbsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 tbsp chopped Scissortail Farms parsley
  • 1 tsp dried Italian seasoning
  • 1 28 oz can crushed tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup Suans Scotch Bonnet Sweet Tomato Jam

In a sauté pan, warm garlic in olive oil over medium heat. Add red pepper flakes, parsley, Italian seasoning, crushed tomatoes and tomato jam. Bring to a simmer, and cook for 5 minutes..

Add the meatballs to marinara sauce. Bring back to simmer, and let warm through, about 10 minutes.

To assemble sandwiches, slice French rolls. Place 7-8 meatballs and some sauce on each roll bottom. Place 1 1/2 slices of mozzarella cheese over each sandwich.

Place French roll tops on each sandwich. Brush tops with melted butter. Bake in a 350-degree oven for 10 minutes or until cheese is melted and bread is lightly golden.

Let cool slightly, then and add fresh basil leaves to each sandwich. Serve warm.

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