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  • Meatballs:
  • 1-1/2 lbs (.7 kg). ground sirloin
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1 cup (225 ml) Italian bread crumbs
  • 1 medium onion, chopped fine
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed and minced
  • 1/2 tsp (2 ml) crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 tsp (10 ml) Worcestershire sauce,
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) flat-leaf parsley leaves, chopped
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) grated Parmigiano or Romano cheese
  • coarse salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 5 Minute Marinara Sauce:
  • 2 tbsp (30 ml) extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed and chopped
  • 1/2 tsp (2 ml) crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 tbsp (30 ml) flat-leaf parsley leaves, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp (2 ml) dried oregano
  • 1 28 oz (784 grm). can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 14 oz (392 grm). can chunky style crushed tomatoes
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 4 semolina crusty sub rolls, with or without sesame seeds
  • 1 10 oz (280 grm). bag or 2-1/2 cups (600 ml) shredded provolone or Italian 4-cheese blend
  • shredded basil (sweet) or shredded arugula (spicy) leaves, for garnish
  • Oven fries, as an accompaniment, recipe follows
  • Oven Fries:
  • 4 medium white skinned potatoes, each cut into 8 wedges lengthwise
  • extra-virgin olive oil, to coat
  • grill seasoning blend or coarse salt and black pepper
  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees (225 C.).
  • Place ground sirloin in a large mixing bowl and punch a well into the center of meat.
  • Fill well with the egg, bread crumbs, onion, garlic, red pepper flakes, Worcestershire, parsley, cheese, and a little salt and pepper.
  • Mix up meatball ingredients until well combined, yet not over-mixed.
  • Divide mix into 4 equal parts, roll each part into 4 balls and space equally onto a nonstick baking sheet.
  • Place meatballs in oven and roast about 12 minutes.
  • Break a meatball open and make sure meat is cooked through before removing from the oven.
  • Heat a medium saucepan over medium heat.
  • Add oil and garlic.
  • When garlic starts sizzling, add herbs and crushed pepper.
  • Allow oil to infuse for half a minute, then stir in the tomatoes and season sauce with salt and pepper.
  • Bring sauce to a bubble, reduce heat, and simmer until meatballs are removed from oven.
  • Combine meatballs and sauce and pile into sub rolls, 4 meatballs per sub.
  • Top with shredded cheese and place under subs under broiler to melt cheese.
  • Top with shredded basil or arugula and serve with a pile of oven fries, recipe follows.
  • Oven Fries:
  • Drizzle potatoes with a generous pour of extra-virgin olive oil.
  • Toss potatoes with seasoning blend or coarse salt and pepper.
  • Place potatoes on a nonstick baking sheet and roast 20 minutes or until just tender.
  • Give the baking sheet a good shake after 10 minutes to avoid sticking.
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