ic Kathe With an E: Homemade Ragu Meatball Sandwiches

Friday, February 5, 2016

Homemade Ragu Meatball Sandwiches

Homemade Ragu Meatball Sandwich
As I have said before, one of Mr. B's favorite meals is sandwiches. Recently I made up one of his favorites, homemade meatball sandwiches.  I made the meatballs myself, but saved myself some time by using Ragu Pasta Sauce. The meatballs are tender and juicy and the Ragu Pasta Sauce is rich and hearty, making this the perfect weeknight meal. 
Homemade Ragu Meatball Sandwich
I've been using Ragu Pasta Sauces for years!  I'm sure I picked up my love of this sauce from my mom.  While she grew up in Iowa, she LOVED pasta and sauce. From spaghetti to lasagna, there was always a jar of Ragu Pasta sauce in the cupboard when I was growing up. Just like Assunta Cantisano, the founder of Ragu Pasta Sauce, my mother liked to feed her family using the freshest ingredients. To this day, Ragu remains committed to Assunta's high standards of affordability, farm fresh ingredients and no artificial flavors and no high fructose corn syrup. Just like the homemade sauce I make each fall when my tomatoes are ripe, Ragu Pasta Sauce is slowly simmered to add those wonderful layers of flavor. 

Just like my mom, you will always find Ragu Pasta Sauce in my pantry!  Thanks to Ragu, I am never at a loss as to what to make for dinner because I can visit the recipe page at the Ragu website and now, so can you!  But for now, let's make a yummy homemade meatball sandwich smothered in sauce!

Homemade RagĂș® Meatball Sandwiches

Ingredients (makes 12-2oz Meatballs):
  • 1/2 cup onion, diced fine
  • 2 cloves garlic, diced fine
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 lb Italian Sausage
  • 1/2 lb 80/20 Ground Beef
  • 2/3 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 Jar Ragu Pasta Sauce (I used the Sweet Italian Sausage & Cheese)
  • Hoagie Buns
  • Shredded Parmesan Cheese
Homemade Ragu Meatball Sandwich


Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with foil.
In a small skillet, heat olive oil over medium high heat. Add onions and saute until translucent, about 5 minutes.
Remove skillet from heat and stir in diced garlic and allow to cool.
In a medium bowl, mix the Italian sausage and ground beef. In another, smaller, bowl, mix beaten egg, Italian seasoning and salt and pepper. Add to to meat mixture and mix in well (I use my hands). Add the dry bread crumbs and mix until thoroughly combined.
Shape into 2 ounce balls (about the size of a ping pong ball) and place on prepared baking sheet.
Bake in preheated oven 20 minutes.
Homemade Ragu Meatball Sandwich

In a saucepan, heat the Ragu sauce until bubbling.
Place meatballs into hoagie buns and cover with the heated Ragu sauce. Top with shredded Parmesan cheese and serve.
Homemade Ragu Meatball Sandwich

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  1. I love meatball sandwiches! This looks so good.

  2. So much better than a restaurant meatball sub! Looks absolutely delicious!

  3. Saving this, hubbys favorite and a fast meal? To me thats winner winner!

  4. Looks delish! I Pinned it so I could remember to try this recipe. Susanne

  5. Yum!! I haven't made these in ages! I like how you use two different meats in the meatballs! Thanks for sharing at Table It!

  6. Looks so good! My hubby and son would love this sandwich! Thanks for sharing with Delicious Dishes Recipe Party!

  7. Kathe, I know my boys would just love this! Pinned and tweeted to share! Thank you for linking up your recipe with us this week at Snickerdoodle Sunday!

  8. Yum! Those meatball sandwiches look delicious! I should make something like this soon. :)

  9. We simply must make meatball sandwiches. They look so delicious and fun to eat. Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday.

  10. Thank you for linking up to last week's Tasty Tuesday! I have pinned your recipe to our Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board. I hope that you will join us again this week.


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